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Samuel R. "Sam" Wilson

Samuel R. Samuel Robert “Sam” Wilson, age 23, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died August 5, 2017.

He was born September 28, 1993, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Joseph M. “Joe” and Ellen S. (Dziedzic) Wilson.

Sam grew up in the St. George Community and graduated from Rock Creek High School in 2012 attended college at Kansas State University. Sam was active in athletics. He lettered in football, wrestling and track at Rock Creek. Sam was a diehard K-State fan. He began working as a cable puller for the cameras at K-State football games as a sophomore in high school. While in college he advanced to running a camera and performing other duties with K-State HDTV. He decided that he would pursue a career in the sports video field. This led him to Milwaukee where he worked for the Milwaukee Brewers doing a similar job with the video department. His goal was to eventually become a camera man for his favorite NFL team the Green Bay Packers.

Sam enjoyed sarcastic humor, and making people laugh with things he would do and say.

Survivors include his parents of the home; two brothers: Casey Koberstein and his wife Tiara of Milwaukee, WI, and Joseph Michael Wilson of St. George; grandparents: Walter Dziedzic and Suzanne Taylor; aunts and uncles: Lisa Dziedzic, Becky Johnson (Neil), Linda Byers Dziedzic, Christine Ramskugler (Randy), Roberta Kind, Peggy Crubel (John), Maribeth Chrest, Melissa Cragg (Gary Stahnke), William Wilson, Richard Wilson (Myrna) and Barbara Tebbutt (Lee); and numerous cousins.

Sam was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Muriel Wilson and his uncle David Dziedzic.

Cremation is planned with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 11th at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Flush with Father Mike Peterson as celebrant. Inurnment will be in the St. George Cemetery at St. George, KS.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 10th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to pray the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Thursday in the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Creek Quarterback Club. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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