Peter Wilson Obituary

Peter M.  Wilson
Peter Wilson
Peter M. Wilson

June 25, 1940 - April 20, 2013
Born in Akron, OH
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Peter Wilson, 72, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines. Cremation rites have been accorded and placement of the cremated remains will be in a Memory Garden with his departed wife, Barbara, in Speitz, Switzerland near her hometown.

Peter was born in Akron, OH to Rex and Maribelle Wilson. He graduated from Babson College in Boston and started his career with Goodyear Tire Company in New Delhi, India in 1965. Peter continued with Goodyear in Indonesia, South Africa and Canada before returning to the U.S. in 1980. After leaving the tire industry he moved to Iowa in 1985 and retired shortly thereafter. Peter was an avid golfer throughout his life and also enjoyed gourmet cooking.

Peter is survived by his children, Lauri (Kenneth) Coulter of Singapore, Peter (Phongeun) Wilson of Tampa, FL and Amy Wilson of Natick, MA; and his grandchildren, Sophia, Jake, Taylor and Sydney.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322