Ross Wilson, 28

Feb. 8, 1990 —
Jan. 25, 2019
CRESCO - Ross Wilson, age 28, of Cresco, Iowa, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, as a result of a snowmobiling accident.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Burr Oak Lutheran Church, 2358 360th St., Decorah, Iowa, with Pastor Matt Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Ross Michael Wilson was born on Feb. 8, 1990, the son of Michael and Connie (Vine) Wilson in Decorah. He was baptized on April 15, 1990 and confirmed on Oct. 31, 2004 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. He was a 2008 graduate of Crestwood High School in Cresco and went on to earn his Commercial-Residential Electrician Diploma from NICC in Calmar, Iowa. He began his career at Stanton Electric in New Hampton, Iowa in 2011 until November 2012, when he started working at Bob’s Electric in Cresco. He truly enjoyed being an electrician, and his work family meant a lot to him. 
In March 2014, Ross was introduced to and started talking with Ashley Colsch. They went on their first date in May 2014. That June, he made it official by asking her to be his girlfriend. They moved in together on May 10, 2015 and bought their first home together in December 2017. Ross enjoyed home remodeling projects to create the perfect space for Ashley and their puppy Willow. Ross was planning on proposing. He had secretly purchased a ring and was waiting for the right time to ask Ashley’s dad and make her his forever love.
Simply put, Ross was a good man. He was the type of man who would give anyone the “shirt off his back.” He often gave up his free time on the weekend to help family and friends with different projects. He could be quiet and reserved but had hilarious one-liners. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes Football, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Vikings fan. He enjoyed playing any kind of card game, snowmobiling, going to the races and bowling. He just recently became a member of the Driftrunners Snowmobile Club. Most of all, he liked having a cold drink in his hand while sitting around a bonfire with his family and friends. 
Ross is survived by his significant other, Ashley Colsch of Cresco; dad, Michael “Mike” Wilson of Cresco; sisters, Megan (Shawn) Merkel of Spring Valley, Minn. and Leigh (Dustin) Myers of Cresco; four nephews, Connor and Spencer Merkel, Joel Myers and Carter Colsch; niece, Avery Colsch; and maternal grandmother, Vivian Vine of Mabel, Minn. He is also survived by Ashley’s family, including her parents, Matthew L. and Darci Colsch of Monona, Iowa; brothers, Matthew D. Colsch and Christopher (Aleesa) Colsch, all of Monona; paternal grandparents, Tom and Maggie Jones of Castalia, Iowa; and maternal grandfather, Arlis White Sr. of St. Olaf, Iowa. In addition, he leaves his dogs, Duke and Willow, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his mom, Connie Wilson on Jan. 27, 2009; maternal grandfather, Darrell Vine; paternal grandparents, Gerald A. and Evelyn Wilson; his uncle, Larry Wilson; and Ashley’s, maternal grandmother, Rebecca White in 2015.

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