Dennis M. Wilson

Dennis M. Wilson, 70, Overland Park, KS passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the University of Kansas Med. Ctr., Kansas City, KS. 

Dennis was born August 10, 1950 in Kansas City, MO to Ralph and Douglas Ann Wilson. He was veteran of the US Air Force.

Dennis had a career in the Automotive retail business for many years. He was a politician, elected as a Kansas State senator and representative. He was elected Johnson County Treasurer and on the Water One Board. Dennis also served on the board for Freedom Bank.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Vickie Wilson; daughter, Christa (Nate) Coble, Overland Park, KS; brother, Larry (Nancy) Wilson, Kansas City, MO and grandson, Roman Coble.

Memorial Service

A visitation will be 10-11:00 a.m., followed by memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Lenexa Baptist Church. Inurnment will be in the Monticello Union Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to either the City Union Mission or Disabled American Veterans.


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23 Comments on “Dennis M. Wilson”

  1. Greg Persing Says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Dennis was a loyal and awesome friend and will always be remembered and missed. We wish you and your Family only strength and great memories during this time of family transformation.

  2. Janice Campbell Says:

    Vicki, I am so sorry and saddened to learn of Dennis’ passing.

  3. Kevin and Debbie McAndrew Says:

    Vicki and family, Kevin and I are praying for you during this time of great loss. Lean on God’s perfect love for your strength.

  4. Nancy Weeks Says:

    My sincere sympathy to you Vickie and your family. I worked with Dennis when he was County Treasurer and a State Senator. I admired him and he is the reason KCTA got out of KAC which was the best decision we ever made. I appreciated him in the Legislator. He was a good friend to the Treasurers Association. Again I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you can hold on to the good times. Keep those memories for they are precious.

  5. Kitty Romine, Seward Co Treasurer Says:

    I had the privilege of knowing Dennis when he was county treasurer. He was a very pleasant man & he’ll be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  6. Marilyn Cooper Logan Says:

    Vicki and family. Larry has been keeping me informed regarding Dennis. I’m so grateful for having reconnected with him last year reviewing our childhood memories of Kansas City. It is what warms my heart right now. We are so sorry that Dennis had to go home to be with our Lord so early in life. You have our deepest and heartfelt sympathies. My prayer is that God will give you and your family the strength to endure the days and weeks ahead. I am so sad and please know that I am thinking of you and your family. I wish I could be there but I’m out in California so I will be with you at the funeral in spirit. God bless!

  7. Sharon Pacheco Says:

    Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis was Treasurer when I began working for Johnson County. He was always so pleasant and friendly. I enjoyed our conversations when he came into motor vehicle long after he his time as treasurer passed. He always made a point to come say hello and ask how I was doing. He always had a positive, kind word to share. He’ll be greatly missed.
    I pray God’s comfort over you and the entire family.

  8. Marion and Karen Slonecker Says:

    Vicki and family we are so very sorry to hear about Dennis. We will be praying for you to gain strength and get through this time.

  9. Al and Norma Harstad Says:

    Vickie, Al and I are so very sorry to hear about your loss. You were great neighbors and Dennis will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless!

  10. Dan French Says:

    Vickie and Larry,

    Saddened to read this and my heart goes out to you. I pray the Old Man and Dougie are having a great reunion!! 🙂

    Many thanks to Dennis for what he gave back and prayers and blessings to you as you walk down this new journey.


  11. Georgia Blacketer Says:

    Vickie I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was a very positive and friendly person. I always enjoyed talking to him when he came in the DMV. He always had time to come over and talk to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Sherry Bowlin Says:

    Vickie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dennis was so good to me when I worked in the Treasurer’s office. You also have been so kind to me and my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that he is missed by a lot of people. Hugs my friend….Sherry

  13. Gary Sherrer Says:

    While serving as Lt. Governor I had the privilege of working with Senator Wilson. From that a solid friendship grew. What a good guy. I am grateful I knew him and shared a friendship .My thoughts are with his family. Thank you Dennis for your public service and for your friendship.

  14. Kathy Taylor Says:

    Vickie and Family, So many heartfelt prayers for comfort coming your way. I was lucky enough to get to know you, Vickie, when Dennis was in the legislature. As you know, he was looked to for sage advice in all the roles he took on as a public servant and beyond while working with Freedom Bank. He always started each conversation with, “how are you doing, Kathy”…always with concern for others. His counsel will be missed as will his friendship. Also sending prayers for your journey ahead…kathy

  15. Miles Schnaer Says:

    Vicki, Christa and Family–
    It is unbelieveable but it has been about 50 years since Dennis and I met at Van Chevrolet and a lifes long bond was developed. We had a lot of fun competing and living through our different religions and our competitiveness. Since our return to KC in 1991 to buy the autoplaza in Olathe, our friendship was rekindled and we talked a lot about business and shared a lot of our personal lives again. We talked about getting together from time to time to rekindle those fun times and did this last winter with Jerry Dahmer for lunch and had a great time and of course a lot of laughs. That was to be an on going thing and we did talk a couple of weeks ago about doing it again.
    Dennis was a bright and shining star in everyones life he met. He would always agree on how you felt about a topic but you for sure knew his side and usually came around to it. He was a close friend and I will miss him and our very private, and often conversations. Paula, my Family and my heart is broken and wish you all peace and love always.
    our best!!

  16. Shirley Faircloth Says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

  17. Brett Milbourn Says:

    Vicky and family,

    Dennis was my mentor and a great friend. We worked together on campaigns, shared a business together, and spent many evenings having a cigar and talking about life and our families. My kids loved him too… and always referred to Dennis by “ hey that’s Mr. Wilson”. I loved and admired him and I’ll miss him very much as I know many many folks will as well. He had a great faith and never shied away from it but was always clear he loved the Lord. While I grieve his loss I know where he is now and I’m so happy for him.

  18. linda gudde Says:

    very sorry for your family’s lose.
    I knew dennis when we were both young, him four years younge than me, larry and I ran togeather alone with micky tippton who I served with in the navy, I left for the serves in 1964 and lost contact with dennis for about 20 years, reconnected through larry when I came back in 1985. ralph would take larry,dennis, micky & I rabbit huntin, and out to shovel snow. what a great family, again he will be missed greatly..
    wayne & linda gudde

  19. Charlene Bunce Says:

    Very sorry for your family’s loss.

    Dennis was such a good guy that stood for honesty and

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Melvin and Charlene Bunce

  20. Dan Doty Says:

    Vickie, I’m so sad for you & sad that I didn’t learn of Dennis’s home going until today. We had reconnected several months ago after many years. He was a blessing in many ways to City Union Mission & served for a time as a board member.

  21. Mick Letcher Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Vickie. You have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Dennis was a great mentor and friend and will truly be missed. Working with him was a pleasure and I could never thank him enough for his support. I learned many things from him that I still use in my life and career to this day. Take care.


  22. Gov. Jeff Colyer Says:

    Vicky and Family,
    His voice will always be a wonderful memory. Because behind it was faith, character, and a sense of service that is rarely seen. You and Dennis have done so much for Kansas. We are so much more blessed by all he did behind the scenes–just making sure God and others were served. As Treasurer, Senator and in state government, Dennis placed others above self. Most people will never know all the hundreds of things he did for others. And he made you smile and laugh while he did it. Thank you Vicky and Dennis!

  23. Kurt Knutson Says:

    Freedom Bank’s directors felt a deep sense of pride having such a gentleman among our ranks. Dennis was a loyal friend, mentor, and supporter of our enterprise, for which we will be forever grateful.

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