David L. Wilson, 53, of Mason City, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. A celebration of life service will be held 9:00 AM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 440 N. Illinois Avenue with Pastors Scott Davis and Nick Daugherty officiating. For those attending the service, Dave requested casual dress and asked that you WEAR RED or Mohawk colors (red and black). Per Dave’s request, there will be no visitation and his body will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Evangelical Free Church or the Mohawk Booster Club. Dave was born July 9, 1958 in Mason City the son of James and Clara (King) Wilson. Following graduation from Mason City High School in 1976, he attended NIACC, then the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a degree in Education. After first teaching P.E. and Health in Sherrard, Illinois, Dave returned to Mason City in 1984 to become head girls basketball coach at Mason City High School. He would later coach boys’ basketball, girls’ softball, girls track and was most recently head boys cross country coach. He taught physical education at Hoover Elementary and was known for introducing the Jitterbug to the P.E. curriculum. Dave married Debra Huey in 1989 here in Mason City and their son, Zachary, will graduate from MCHS this year. Dave was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church and an avid member of their church league softball team. He also played softball in the city league and the “Old-Timers” leagues in both Mason City and Rochester. He was a member of the Iowa High School Track & Field Association. Dave was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan and very proud to be a Mason City Mohawk alumni, teacher, and coach. Dave is survived by his wife, Debra of Mason City; son, Zachary of Mason City; parents, James and Clara Wilson of Mason City; brothers, Bob (Karen) Wilson of Mason City, and Jon (Gin) Wilson of Idaho; sister, Rhonda Mitchell & Darren Ptra of Davenport; Father & Mother-in-law, Scoop and Jan Huey of Mason City.
Grave Evangelical Free Church or Mohawk Booster Club