Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Wilson funeral set for Saturday

Lance Corporal Ivan Wilson will be honored in services planned this week. Courtesy photo.



CLEARLAKE – Services for a Clearlake Marine killed in Afghanistan late last month will be held this week.

Lance Corporal Ivan Wilson died July 21 in southern Afghanistan, as Lake County News has reported.

His mother, Denise Wilson, said funeral services for him will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Clearlake, to be followed by burial at Lower Lake Cemetery.

Jones and Lewis Mortuary in Lower Lake reported it will hold a closed casket visitation for Wilson on Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wilson's body is being brought from Dover, Delaware on Thursday, according to his family.

A motorcade will move through Clearlake at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Humble.

Two CHP cruisers, six Patriot Guard motorcycle riders, family members and several Marine vehicles will take part in the procession, said Humble.

Clearlake Police Lt. Craig Clausen said a special public tribute area has been set up at Austin Park, at Lakeshore Boulevard and Olympic Drive.

The public is being asked to park at Haverty Field next to Austin Park, where they can gather to watch the procession as it slowly passes, Clausen said.

“We're trying to keep it safe,” he said.

Humble said some roads around Austin Park will be closed to accommodate the motorcade's movement.

For the Saturday funeral, Humble said CHP and Lake County Sheriff's deputies will conduct traffic control on Highway 53 to allow the motorcade through as it passes from the mortuary to the church and then, finally, to the cemetery. Five CHP units have been assigned to the event.

Clausen said Clearlake Police will handle traffic control within the city limits.

Humble said law enforcement planning for the motorcade and funeral has been taking place over the last two weeks, with a final briefing planned for Thursday morning.

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