Easton D. Wilsey

May 12, 2014 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 9) 9 Years Old


Easton “E” Dean Wilsey was born May 12,

2014, to Brooke and John Ross Wilsey and into an

amazing community of family and friends who loved and adored him dearly.

Easton was a fantastic athlete just like his parents, Aunt Taylor, Uncle Michael, Grandpa Lonnie

and many others before them. He excelled in football and baseball but found his true love in

wrestling where he, Brooke, John Ross and little sister Avery spent so many of their weekends.

They also loved swimming in Grandma Debbie’s and Grandma Andy’s pools on hot summer days

and watching the Royal Giants win a game or two.

Not only was E an amazing athlete but excelled in school as well. He had perfect attendance

and was super diligent about his schoolwork, ensuring all homework was done and all tests

were studied for. As a 4th grade student at Prairieview-Ogden Elementary School, he was a role

model and beloved by students and teachers alike.

Easton’s most amazing attribute, however, lay within his heart. His patience and empathy were

never-ending, and he cared for everyone. Most of all, he was genuine at heart and in mind. He

was simply one of the most amazing individuals that his family and friends had the pleasure of


Easton is survived by his parents, sister Avery Wilsey, maternal grandmother Debbie Freeman,

paternal grandparents Andy & Randy Cooper and Jeff & Judy Wilsey, uncle Micheal (Gabi)

Wilsey, aunts Missy (Ronnie) Siegel, Jennifer (Chad) Duncan, Taylor (Ryan) Bird, Megan (Kyle)

Zindars, cousins, Addi Siegel, Raylin and Nash Duncan, Tayleigh and Josie Bird, Kopelan Wilsey,

and Caden and Casen Zindars, and, Godparents Jennifer Acton and Tyler Flessner, numerous

great aunts, uncles and cousins along with more friends and family than can be counted. He was

preceded in death by grandfather Lonnie Freeman, great grandfather Dean “Dean-O” Pearson,

great grandparents Dick and Joyce Freeman, Marjorie and Clifford Wilsey and Patricia and Earl

“Bud” Schneider, uncle Larry Freeman, great uncle Jim Wilsey and cousin Shandy Wilsey.

Easton was taken from us all too soon. While we are heartbroken and will never understand the

how’s or why’s of the event that lead to this, there is one thing that we do know and that is

Easton is in a far better place than the rest of us.

E, until we see you again, please say hi to Grandma Jocey, Grandpa Dick, Grandpa Dean-O,

Grandpa Lonskie, Uncle Jim, Cousin Shandy and Uncle Lars. Also, please keep all of them in line

as we can all only guess what kind of trouble that group is causing up there.

Until next time, Buddy, we love you.

 Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday September 12, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church, Royal. Pastor Jay Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Royal. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday at the Royal Community Building.

 Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.

Donations can be made to the Easton Wilsey Memorial Fund at any Longview Bank & Trust

location or mailed to Longview Bank Royal – P.O. Box 10 Royal, IL. 61871.

 Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph-Ogden Youth Football or St. Joseph-Ogden Youth Wrestling.

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September 11, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Royal Community Building

Funeral Service
September 12, 2023

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church


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