Burt Everett Wilson was born, April 19, 1957, in Mitchell, to Everett and Marjorie (Caldwell) Wilson. He attended school in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1975. Burt married Christine Jorgensen on September 19, 1980. He farmed west of Mitchell his entire life. He served on the Mitchell Township Board, was a member of the Rural Fire Association and the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Christy, two children, Travis Wilson and wife Julie of Mitchell, Jessica Kippes and husband J.J. of Sioux Falls, two grandchildren, Quinton and Logan Wilson of Mitchell, his father, Everett Wilson of Mitchell, one brother, Paul Wilson and wife Barb of Rapid City, two sisters, Teresa Wilson of Mitchell, Joan Whittemore and husband Dan of Colorado Springs, CO, his mother-in-law, Mildred Jorgensen of Mitchell, brother-in-law, Jim Jorgensen and wife Sara of Mount Vernon, one niece, three nephews and one great nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie, his father-in-law, Clayton Jorgensen and brother-in-law, John Jorgensen.
A Memorial Fund has been established for ALS Research or Avera Hospice Mitchell.