Gary D. Wilson, 20, Trailer City, was pronounced dead on arrival Saturday, March 10, 1981 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital after he was accidentally electrocuted at the Griffin Pipe Products Co. He had been employed for the past week.

Company spokesmen said Wilson, a laborer, was electrocuted while moving an arc welder parked on top of a water drain he had been assigned to clean.

A co-worker, Cary Coe, 31, Trailer City, was in good condition Saturday at Jennie Edmundson Hospital. He was knocked unconcious in the mishap and was admitted to the hospital for observation.

Wilson was a lifetime resident of Council Bluffs and was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. He was a 1970 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, a 1972 graduate of Iowa Western Community College and was attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Survivors include his widow, Gwendy; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Wilson; two brothers, Albert and Dennis; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, all of Council Bluffs.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Dr. R.J. Lingwell, president of the Iowa Synod of the Lutheran Church of America in Des Moines, will officiate.

Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. Visitation at the Meyer Chapel will be until 9:30 p.m., Monday. The casket will remain closed at the church Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Published in the Nonpareil Sunday, March 11, 1973