Dion A. Wilson, 50, of Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He was born on June 20, 1967 in Toledo, OH, the son of Danny Wilson and Sharon Jechura. He was a 1985 graduate of Whitmer High School and received an Associate Degree in Interior Design at Davis College in 1994.
Dion married Lea-Ann Roob on November 10, 2001 in Toledo and she survives. He currently managed the Waterhouse Bath and Kitchen Studio in Perrysburg since 1994. Dion previously worked at Toledo Raceway Park that his family owned and the Jeep Assembly Plant in Toledo. He also wrote a monthly column for Wholesale Magazine.
Dion was a Board Member at Fremont Community Theater starring in multiple productions as cast and crew. He was very active with his daughter at the Class A Performing Arts in Oak Harbor. Dion was an avid video gamer and fan of Super Heroes. He enjoyed photography as a hobby. The biggest accomplishments of his life were his wife and daughter.
Dion is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Lea-Ann Wilson and daughter, Madison Wilson both of Fremont, OH; brother Steven (Julie) Suzor, Toledo, OH; brothers-in law, Tony (Shawnna) Roob, Lima, OH, Justin (Darcy) Perry, Blacklick, OH, Cole Roob, Port Clinton, OH, sister-in-law, Andrea “AJ” Perry, Worthington, OH; mother and fathers-in law, Joe (Karen) Perry, Vickery, OH and Michael Roob, Fremont, OH. nieces and nephews, Sylvester and Sullivan Suzor, Alex and Abi Roob, Olivia and Drew Perry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Sylvia and Sylvester Jechura and sister-in-law, Cora Roob.
Visitation: Friday, January 12, 2018, from 2 to 7 p.m. with a celebration of life ceremony to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Memorials: To the family
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My heart is broken for your family. I pray you find peace from our comforter, Jesus Christ.
Deb and Jim Kramer
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers to Dion’s family and all that knew him! Dion was one of the kindest souls I ever had the pleasure of knowing! He could turn your worst day around and Make you smile! To know Dion was to Love him! Lea-Ann and Madison I am so very sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathy for Madison and you. I was shocked to hear this. He was so awesome. Suzie and I have been keeping you in our prayers.
Mark and Susie Hetrick
May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
Dion was genuine, caring, thoughtful and clever. Always a joy to talk to.. the kind of person who would leave you feeling better than when you started a conversation. Willing to go the extra mile for everyone else. I will miss him dearly.
Dion was loved and respected by all who were blessed to have known him. His love for his family and of life was infectious.
The world has lost a true angel.
I am so sorry to hear of your husbands untimely passing. Please know you and Madison are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful memories collected over the years sustain you in the difficult days ahead.
I am so sorry to hear this, dion was such a great inspiration and a joy to be around. I am sorry for your loss.
Lea-Ann I’m so sorry for your loss, Dion was such a great guy with a heart bigger than anyone I have ever known. I’ll be thinking of you and Madison.
I worked with Dion for a couple of years, when he came on board at the showroom, back when it was The Kohler Bath House. He would always brighten the room with his presence. He always had funny stories or jokes, and he always made me laugh so hard. His happy-go-lucky, welcoming demeanor always made his clients feel comfortable and he easily earned their trust. He had great ideas, worked hard and played hard. Dion left the world a better place for having known him.
In one of the stars I shall be living,
In one of them I shall be laughing,
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing,
When you look at the night sky.
-The Little Prince
I know Dion’s star will always shine brightly, as he always has.
Melissa Yarger Capone
Jill (Julie) Smothers
My heart goes out to you both for the loss of Dion. I remember him as always funny but caring.
I am in total shock. I just talked to Dion a few weeks ago about business.
And while I did not know Dion outside if the Showroom he managed it he did mention his daughter with great love and admiration even in our talks regarding product,
Dion had a Very gifted sense I design and will be missed,
With deepest sympathy
Dion….you will be dearly missed. I pray for you and your family and that you have eternal light and life. RIH
I knew Dion in high school. He was a force! A larger than life personality even then. My heart goes out to his family. I am one among a legion who will miss him deeply.
Terri Rapp Laeng
I am very sorry to hear of Dion’s passing , please know that you and Madison and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold your Heart as long as you need. God Bless
Stephen M May
I am very sorry for your loss. Dion was a wonderful person whom could always make someone smile.
He will me missed my all who knew him. Our thoughts are with your family.
The May Family
Dion was one of a kind. Always admired his knowledge of what was trending in the Plumbing Industry. When I needed information to sound like I knew what I was taking about, I’d talk to Dion first. He was always very generous with his time. His enthusiasm was contagious and his friendship appreciated. He will be missed.
Lea – Ann and Madison, I have been and will keep praying for the two of you. My deepest sympathies to both of you God must have needed another beautiful soldier for his Army.
Dawn Ferguson- Campbell & Bruce Campbell
Dion was one of the good ones, and I will miss working with Dion at the Waterhouse. I considered him a friend that was a pleasure to do business with. I will miss our health and family discussions—especially about our four legged furry friends.
Joel, Heidi, Darren and Shaun Williams
My heart goes out to the entire family and all friends. I only knew his brother Steve Suzor but i’m sure to all he will be greatly missed! RIH Dion!!
Gaby and Frankie Zoroya
We did not know Dion outside of business, but the love he had for his wife and daughter was always clear. Many conversations about rehearsals and performances – his family was his pride and joy. Our hearts are broken knowing that he’s gone, he was a special man. Rest In Peace Dion
Jack D. Renz
My condolences on the loss of Dion. He was funny and never failed to put a smile on a face. He will be missed by many.
Leeps Supply / WaterPlace
Condolences from Dions friends at Leeps Supply / WaterPlace (LPG). He will be greatly missed in the industry. Dion was so passionate about his family and career.
My most sincere condolences to the entire family. So sad when I learned of Dion’s passing.
He had an everlasting impact on my life. He showed me the joy you can have from smiling. He showed me the power you can have by being compassionate to others, how caring is a great trait to have on this life on earth.
I pray that God holds Dion’s family close to Him during these most difficult times. I pray The Lord blesses them with wonderful memories of Dion to help them until they are, one day, reunited in His Holy Kingdom.
In Jesus name, Amen.
We will all miss Dion greatly. Our industry has lost a great one. He was a good friend to so many of us. Rest in peace my friend.
My deepest sympathy to the Wilson and Suzor family on the sad news.
Doug & Connie Koch
We were sorry to hear the news about Dion. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Doug & Connie Koch
Our prayers go out to you Lee-Ann & Madison. We are glad we met you all on the cruise 2014. Dion was a awesome guy, and full of fun. He will be missed for sure. I see all the love thru his facebook friends. Dave and I will keep you all in our prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am shocked and saddened to hear this. He was a wonderful person.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Henry R Povolny
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dion’s passing. He was a true gentleman and an outstanding theatre techie. The special effects he created for “Addams Family” were marvelous. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with him. He will be sorely missed. Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.
Stephan, Bobby, Reece & Ayden Carter
There just aren’t words. The Carter Crew certainly held The Wilson Clan in a special place in our hearts, and the thought of Dion being gone from us all, seems awfully unfair. I promise you, that his, and your, places in our heart will live on forever. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. He was kind, funny, hard working, loving, dedicated, playful and the list goes on. I’m only sad I did not tell him all these things while he was here to hear them for himself. I will always regret that. We are lifting you all in prayer, and wishing a peace in your hearts that you know could only come from Our Lord, Our Healer, Our Comforter, Our Father.
My sincerest sympathy and condolences to the family. Prayers to you all. Dion will surely be missed! He was a great guy. So sorry!
Class of Whitmer 86
Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Lee Ann and Madison
Dion will be missed by many, none more than you. May your family memories always be sweet. God promises to never give us more than we can handle, but he never said it was easy. Dion would always want you to be strong and continue to aspire for the best that this life has to offer. Pam and I will continue to lift up your family in prayer as this time is so challenging. But remember, you have been blessed to have been loved and inspired by the one and only Dion Wilson!
To the family of Dion, I am so very sorry to read about your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves and cares for you and He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4
John M. Walsh
Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Rest in Peace my friend. I always enjoyed visiting with you at the showroom Dion. You always had great ideas and brought a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to your work. God Bless you and your beautiful family.
God speed my friend