Donald Wilson


Donald R. Wilson, 69, Bismarck, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021. A burial service will be held Friday, October 22nd at 3:00pm at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.  There will be a gathering afterwards at Travis’s house at 6380 Highway 14, in Sterling ND, 2 miles north of the Sterling exit.

Don was born to Jesse and Inez Wilson in Bismarck, North Dakota on April 20, 1952.  He graduated from Bismarck High School and served two years in the Army and one year in the Reserves.  He married Berdell Aune of Wilton in 1976.  They made their home in Bismarck and raised four children.  After years of construction work he started his Postal career as a clerk in Steele, North Dakota, and part time work in Bismarck.  He went on to be Postmaster in Dawson, North Dakota and then Solen, North Dakota where he retired in October 2012 after a rewarding 27 year Postal career.

He loved to hunt and fish and go camping with family. He liked to travel and enjoyed watching football, especially the Minnesota Vikings.  He loved spending time with his grandkids.

Don will be missed by his wife of 45 years Berdell; his daughter Jodi (Torey) Kieson, Bismarck; sons Travis (Cindy) Wilson, Sterling ND, Jesse (Kristen) Wilson, Lincoln ND, Ryan Wilson, Bismarck ND.  Grandchildren Taylor, Isaak, Kadence, Isabelle, Riley, Molly, McKenzie, and Kason.  Brother Glenn (Kaye) Wilson, OK; sister Patricia Schuler, Mandan ND, brother-in-law Dale Aune, New Salem ND, sister-in-law Roberta (Robert) Ziegler, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Inez Wilson, his brother Greg Wilson, and nephew Dale R. Aune.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a Veterans organization or charity of your choice.


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I’m sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We didn’t get together very much lately, but in the 1970’s we spent a lot of time sippin beer and dragg’in main. Don is the kind of guy that I am proud to call a friend. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Jesse, Kristen & family,
We are truly sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather,please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God’s Blesssings.
Kenny & Georgette

Cary and Carmen Hart extend condolences to the Don Wilson family on his passing. Cary first met Don when working at the A&W and hung around with him during the early 70s. He also was an usher at our wedding in 1975. May he rest in peace and hope that good memories of him will bring you much comfort.