Jake Allan Wilson, 16, of La Porte City, went missing Saturday, April 7, 2018, after going for a walk to nearby Wolf Creek. He was born February 11, 2002 in Waterloo the son of Megan Richter Neiswonger and Michael Wilson.
He was a sophomore at Cedar Falls High School and also attended Union High School in La Porte City. He was a member of the La Porte City American Lutheran Church.
Jake enjoyed playing sports. He was excited when he took first place in long jump and second place in softball with the Special Olympics. He loved music, performing in the school choir, playing Xbox and swinging in the City Park. Jake’s favorite treats were ice cream, King Size Hershey’s bars and Rockstar drinks.
Jake was an avid nature lover. His favorite hobbies were exploring nature, fishing, and collecting all kinds of treasures like antlers, empty shells, and other things a teenage boy would collect when being outdoors. His favorite chores were feeding the chickens and gathering feathers.
Jake is survived by his mother, Megan (Jeremy) Neiswonger of La Porte City; his father, Michael (Jennifer Hauser) Wilson of Waterloo; one brother, Tyler Wilson of La Porte City; two step brothers, Jr. Neiswonger of Muscatine, Cody Neiswonger of La Porte City; Grandparents, Jeff (Cheryl) Voelschow of La Porte City, Mike (Laura) Richter of New Hartford; Pat (Barb) Reed of Waterloo; Bruce (Nadine) Wilson of Denver, Bob (Sheila) Neiswonger of Muscatine, Great-Grandparents, Helen Voelschow of La Porte City, Al Benson of Waterloo; many aunts, uncles and cousins; his good friends, Bryan, Isaac, Jacque, Rachel and Jewell; his Special Education Teacher, Tammy Frahm and his assistant, Jon Bachman.
He was preceded in death by: great grandparents, Barb Benson, Harold “Bud” Voelschow, George (Helen) Richter, Harry (Irene) Wilson, Clifford (Elaine) Bass, Bob (Suzie) Sistek, and one uncle, Jason Wessels.
A Service of Remembrance will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Union High School Gymnasium 200 Adams St., La Porte City. Family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City.
In Lieu of Flowers funds may be directed to Cedar Valley Bank and Trust 321 Main St, La Porte City, IA 50651 make payable to: The family of Jake Wilson or Megan Neiswonger.
Jake has touched so many lives and will forever be loved.