Donald R. Wilson, 80, of North Fort Meyers, Fla., died July 7, 2011 at Sterling House of Cape Coral following a brief illness.

Mr. Wilson was born Sept. 8, 1930 in Milan, Tenn., the son of Herman and Hazel Wilson. He graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School in 1948 after growing up in Brookfield.

He attended Western State College of Colorado before returning to Illinois to settle down with his wife, Elizabeth (nee Albrecht). Mr. Wilson spent nearly 40 years working in the automotive industry for General Motors in various accounting, finance and audit positions.

Mr. Wilson spent most of his time at the company’s Warren, Mich. technical center working for Fisher Body, but also spent time at facilities in Pontiac, Mich., and Dayton, Ohio. Many of those early years were complemented by cherished family summer camping trips crisscrossing North America to visit famous landmarks and later enjoying summers at the family cottage on Lake Huron, just north of Port Sanilac, Mich.

He became an avid recreational golfer and spent many happy hours on the links at Huron Shores Gold Course and, later in his life, Six Lakes Country Club. Six Lakes was his home for the past 10 years.

Mr. Wilson is survived by Elizabeth Wilson, his wife of more than 50 years; his children, Nathalie (John) Boettcher, Kimberlie (Royal) Dusenberry, Scott (Janice) Wilson and Janice (Thomas) Berger; his grandchildren, Erin, Wesley, Scott, Lindsey and Mira; and his great-grandchildren, Lauren and Tyler.

Gendron Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., of Fort Meyers, handled arrangements.