Wilson T. Ishida

July 13, 1917 ‒ March 02, 2006

Marion, Ohio

Wilson T. Ishida, age 88, of East Fairground Road, Marion, died on Thursday morning, March 2, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Fresno, California, on July 13, 1917, the son of the late Kanejiro and Michiko Ishida. Wilson was a young graduate of Fresno High School, at the age of 16, in the Class of 1933. Later, he graduated from the Chicago School of Photography.

On January 10, 1942, Wilson married his loving wife of 56 years, Sally S. (Yokoyama) Ishida, who preceded him in death on February 3, 1998.

Wilson owned and operated Ishida Concrete and Car Wash, the Buckeye Chick Sexing Service, Ichiban Enterprises, and the Ishida Farms. He worked for Hughes Photography, took Harding High School Football films, and worked with the Marion County Conservation taking aerial photographs. He was an experienced Ham Radio Operator and club member, earning the highest rating possible of “Extra.” He took pictures for the Claridon School Yearbook and his children’s grade school classroom pictures.

Wilson attended the Greenwood United Methodist Church, and was a member of the F. & A. M. Marion Lodge # 70, and of the Japanese American Citizens League. He was past president of Baseball for Youth and coached the Isaly and American Legion Teams.

He is survived by his sons Larry (Judy) Ishida of Caledonia and Rick Ishida of Marion; a daughter Milly Stockdale of Marion; grandchildren Mindy (Tom) Ishida-Forster, Michelle (Brian) Lucey, Tera Stockdale, and Brad (Erica) Ishida; great-grandchildren Cole Ishida-Plavcan, Grady Stockdale, and Ellie Ishida; a brother Sam (Marie) Ishida of Columbus; a sister Chiyoko Sumida of Japan; and a sister-in-law Akiye Ishida of Columbus.

In addition to his parents and wife, Wilson was preceded in death by his brother Bill and sister Mildred.

The family will greet friends on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion, with Masonic services to be held at 4:15 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Charles Reed officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Harding High School Athletic Program.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at DFH1866@aol.com.

Wilson loved the Marion community and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.