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Ronald Joe Wilson

Ronald Joe Wilson Ronald Joe Wilson, age 82, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born on September 24, 1934, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Joseph and Beulah (Pratt) Wilson.

Mr. Wilson attended Iowa State University prior to serving with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Following his military service he transferred to Wichita State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Mr. Wilson was an aeronautical engineer for NASA at the Edwards Air Force Base in Lancaster, California. He retired after 39 years of employment.

In 2003 he moved to Manhattan to be near family and since 2008 has made his home at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.

Survivors include his cousin: Robert E. Julian of Manhattan.

Cremation is planned with inurnment at a later date in Belpre, Kansas.

The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas is handling the arrangements.

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