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David A. Wilmot, 83

David A. Wilmot, age 83, of Mayer, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

He was born July 6, 1927, in Duluth, to George and Ellen (Swanson) Wilmot.

David proudly served as a Marine during World War II and the Korean War, being honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. “Once a Marine, always a Marine,” David had longtime affiliations with, and was active in USS Philippine Sea, Sea Going Marines, and Motor transport Marines.

He was a Greyhound retiree, SuperValu retiree, and Teamsters member. He volunteered with Friends for Life food shelf, and Charlie’s Angels, was a lifetime American Legion member, a member of the Legion Honor Guard, and was involved with 4-H.

David was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, and served on its cemetery board.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many, David’s family was his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

David is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois; children, Cheryl (Wayne) Dobs, Christopher (Rose) Wilmot, and James (Debbie) Wilmot; six grandchildren: Jeremy, Yvette, Anna, Becca, Matt, and Sam; five great-grandchildren: Tyson, Ethan, Aiden, Owen, and Justus; a brother, Richard (June) Wilmot; a sister, Margaret Peacock; and a sister-in-law, Mary (Vincent) Mainenti.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, March 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. The Rev. Frank Wampach celebrated the Mass, with interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Military honors were provided by the Eugene Earley American Legion Post and the Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad.

Casket bearers were David’s grandchildren, Jeremy Wilmot, Yvette Wilmot, Anna Dobs, Becca Wilmot, Matt Wilmot, and Sam Dobs.

Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.