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Kent Alan Wilson

Jan 28, 1953 - Jun 25, 2021

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Life’s great journey was finished on June 25, 2021 for Kent Alan Wilson of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Born to Alan and Mary (Redmond) Wilson, his life began on January 28, 1953 in Beloit, WI.
On December 31, 1993, Kent married Danie Ann Doyle, his friend, the one he laughed with, lived for, dreamed with, loved. Kent was a loving and devoted father to their combined family and a cherished grandfather to their 15 grandchildren.
Kent was a dedicated golfer and a card playing enthusiast. He traveled the world with Danie and enjoyed being an Arizona snowbird. Kent enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and many golf tournaments. Kent was very interested in his Irish heritage and appreciated ‘everything Irish’. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 243 of Plymouth.
His 31-year Law Enforcement Career was a life dedicated to service that touched many lives in a positive and memorable way. His early professional career included the Quad County Drug Unit (1974), Portage Police Department (1975-1982), and Police Chief for the Village of Oxford (1975-1976). In 1982 Kent joined the Sheboygan Police Department as a Patrolman, EMT and drug investigator. In 1993 he became Sergeant of the Drug Unit and in 1996, Lieutenant in command of the Multi-jurisdictional Enforcement Unit until retirement in 2005.
Kent is predeceased by his mother and sister, Denise Keller. He is survived by his father Alan; his wife Danie Ann (Doyle) Wilson; his siblings Cindy (Michael) Udell, Dawn (Andrew) VanBrocklin, and Brian Wilson all of Beloit; his sons Casey (Celene) of Clarksburg, Maryland, Corey (Jennifer) of Menomonee Falls and Kenneth of Plymouth; his step-children Diana (Jason) Schaefer of Kiel, Shane (Patricia) Sitzman of Kiel and Michelle (James Jr.) Markevitch of Sheboygan; and his grandchildren Avery and Madelyn Wilson; Mason, Andrew and Jack Wilson; Ocean and Lucian Schaefer; Koen, Emerson, Aislinn and William Sitzman; and Teaghan, Payton, Lauren and Emery Markevitch.
A Celebration of Life with Police Honors will be held at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home on July 6th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a service to follow.
C.O.P.S. Kids Camp Foundation will receive a donation in Kent’s name from donations made in lieu of flowers.

Visitation

Date: Tuesday Jul 6, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Celebration of Life

Date: Tuesday Jul 6, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

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Rebecca and Mike Pacheco

To our beloved family, Sending our thoughts and prayers of sympathy and strength to all of you at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Rebecca (Wilson) and Mike Pacheco

Cathy Blakley

I'm so very sorry. A classmate gone too soon

Nick-Judy McCleary

Our best to Kent's Beloit and Sheboygan families. Strange that he and Dave Johnson should pass within a month or so. They both went to Merrill then Roosevelt JH. It's still there. A Beloit grad is going to turn it into a youth center. But I was a track manager for the track team and they were just into that and just way ahead on getting better. Kent doing that speed talking he did on his 880 times. So we go to a swim meet in the new HS pool 1969 and there he is doing springboard diving! I think he was the only one and pretty darn good at it. Later on we thought he had gone bad but looks like it was police work. Chasing bad guys in Portage later he gets shot. And still stays in Police work. Just a fine,fine person and a great Beloiter. Again our thoughts are with the family and also Mr. Wilson, probably a darn good track coach and diving instructor. Nick and Judy McCleary

Jim Van Akkeren

Kent was well respected by those of us in the D.A.'s Office. You could trust his word. He served the community well. Sheboygan is a better place because of him.

Steve Serketich

My sympathies to the Wilson family. I have many fond memories of golfing with Kent over the years in a Monday afternoon league, and always enjoyed the banter. A very fine man.

Diana Schaefer

Wilson, that’s what I called him. He came into my life when I was about nine . He was there to watch me play my sports and my drums. He was there for all my graduations, my wedding, and the births of my children. We had so many late night conversations and he provided solid counsel Step-father, bonus-dad, Wilson… same. He was a father and a friend. I love him. I miss him. I’m sad that he won’t be here to watch my boys grow into men. He was a blessing to me and my family but he is dancing with the angels now.

Gwen Kastner

I only knew Kent for a short time, but in that time he invited us to watch the Packers game with them when it wasn’t on local TV, We were at many of the same gatherings in the Lost Dutchman. He was a great addition to the lost Dutchman family. We will miss him and his smiling face

Roger and Gail Meyer

So very sorry for your loss

John Hermann

My sincere condolences to Kent's family. He was a great colleague & an outstanding Police Officer. Proud to have worked with him.

Vicki Dencker

He was a true gem. Thinking of your whole beautiful family. Wishing you all peace.

Daniel Suing

Although it has been many years since we have seen each other you will be fondly remembered. Good times, my best man, and our first son’s godfather, you will be our hearts forever. Bless you on your new journey.

Barb Senes

Mr. Wilson, Cindy & Family, What a beautiful tribute to Kent! He was truly one of the good ones and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. I did not know that Kent was once Chief of Police here in Oxford, the place I now call home! Although I had not seen Kent since Mrs. Wilson’s funeral, he has always lived in a special place in my heart as he was always kind to me. May he Rest In Peace with his mom and sister.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻