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February 5, 2001


Private graveside inurnment for Frank Warren Wilson, 73, will be at Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University campus.

Mr. Wilson died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at his home in Lawrence.

He was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Lancaster, the son of Frank Elmer Wilson and Beulah M. (Dunham) Wilson. He was a lifelong Kansas resident and moved to Lawrence in 1969 from Fredonia.

Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

He was a senior geologist for the Kansas Geological Survey for more than 26 years. He retired in 1994.

He was adjunct professor for the department of geology at KU from 1979 to 1986 and received the Kansas State University Distinguished Service Award in 1995. He was a fellow of Geological Society of America, past president of National Organization of Association of Engineering Geologists and past chairman of Division of Engineering Geology of the Geology Society of America.

Mr. Wilson graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in geology in 1951 and a master's degree in geology in 1957.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey D., Poulsbo, Wash., and Joseph L., Lawrence; a brother, David E., Nampa, Idaho; a sister, Dorothy Slentz, Prairie Village; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at a reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to Operation Wildlife or Salvation Army, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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