Obituary: WILSON, DANIEL

Published: Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:41 a.m. MDT

Daniel B. Wilson1960 ~ 2011Our loving husband and father, Daniel B. Wilson, 51, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 8, 2011. He was born on August 22, 1960, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to George B. and Carol A. Wilson. Growing up in Michigan, Dan developed a love for running while participating on his High School Cross Country Team. Dan went on to attend Brigham Young University where he continued to run competitively and studied computer science. While attending BYU, Dan met Tere, the love of his life, and they were sealed together in the Provo Utah Temple. The majority of Dan's career was spent at Novell. He enjoyed using his creativity and thinking outside the box to generate new and helpful ideas and inventions that have benefitted the lives of many. In December of 2007, Dan began to work for the LDS Church as a software engineer for their Family History Department. His time spent working there was cut short due to his diagnosis of brain cancer, but that didn't stop his passion for life. Nothing could keep Dan from spending time outdoors with his family and friends. You could always find Dan boating, playing and hiking with his children, as well as with the youth of his ward. His time spent serving the youth made for some of his most cherished memories. He loved serving others, especially during his time as an LDS Bishop. His wit and humor always kept people laughing. Through his battle with cancer he stayed strong and never lost faith.Survived by his wife, Maria; children, Danielle Longenecker, G. Bruce Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Eliza Wilson; granddaughters, Hailey and Mia Longenecker; parents, Geroge and Carol Wilson; siblings, Colleen Copple, Patrick Wilson, Kim Bartholomew, Mary Russon, Christopher Wilson, Katherine Healey.Preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Katherine Hutchinson A Viewing will be held Sunday, December 11th, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Manila 5th Ward Chapel, 3396 N. 900 W. Pleasant Grove, UT.Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 11 am at the Pleasant Grove Manila Stake Center, 950 E. 850 N. American Fork, UT, where a Viewing will also be held that morning beginning at 10 am. Interment in the Highland City Cemetery, 6100 West 11000 North, Highland, UT. Funeral Directors-Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences at uvfuneral.com.