Pleasant "P.L." Wilson Jr., 80

Pleasant L. "P.L."  Wilson Jr., 80, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 9:25 am, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born July 22, 1937, in Wabash, to Pleasant L. and Irma (Clauve) Wilson.

P.L. was a 1955 graduate of Noble Township High School in Wabash and attended Purdue University two years, before returning to Wabash, to farm with his father.  He first married Theeonn J. Sloan on April 6, 1958 at the E.U.B. Church in Wabash; she died April 30, 1972.  He then married Luvernia P. Schacht on Dec. 22, 1973 at the Grace Brethren Church in Toppenish, Wash. 

P.L. was a life long farmer.  He was a former member of the Wabash Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he was the treasurer for 20 years.  He helped start a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Peru, and also was the treasurer there.  He was a current member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene.  P.L. served as treasurer of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Board in Wabash County, and was an active member of the Wabash Camp of Gideons International handing out Bibles and being involved in the jail ministry. 

He is survived by his wife, Luvernia Wilson of Wabash; five children, Wanda  (Keith) Bollman of Warsaw, Gina  (Jerry) Krause of Wabash, Sheila (Rex) Grossman of Urbana, Pleasant L. "Ped" (Lindsey) Wilson III of Wabash, and Aimee Wilson of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Allison (Peter) Sielaff of South Whitley, Brittany (Zach) Puckett of Warsaw, Nathan (Katy) Krause of Aurora, Ill., Alyssa Krause of Wabash, Jessica Krause of Broad Ripple, Erica (Tyler) Sickmeyer of Santee, Calif., Steven (Kassie) Grossman of Urbana, Jarrett Wilson, Kolton Wilson, and Kierra Wilson, all of Wabash; and four great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Gloria Harman, Roma Hindman, and Phoebe Barnard.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Kirk Johnson, and  J.D. Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Gideon's International.

The memorial guest book for P.L. may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Jan 02