Michael W. Wilson

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October 31, 1953 - December 1, 2017
Born in Cairo, IL
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Michael Wayne Wilson of O’Fallon, Missouri passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Tanya Wilson; son of the late Lloyd and Mildred Wilson; devoted father of Eli and Matt Wilson; loving grandfather of Reese, Elizabeth, Leah, and Kara Wilson; dear brother of Sue Jeffords. Mike was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Donze.

Mike was born on October 31, 1953 in Cairo, Illinois. He was happily retired after working for Major Brands Beverage Distribution Company, and KMPL/ KSTG Radio of Sikeston, Missouri. Mike loved sports. He religiously followed the Kentucky Wildcats and St. Louis Cardinals. Mike loved spending time with his grandchildren more than anything. He will be greatly missed by all.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ken and Sharon Mueller December 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    candle 7what a loss…. But we are so grateful that we knew Mike! We will always cherish the memories of his jokes and love of sports and just his love of being with people. We hope you can feel our love and warm sympathy extending to your family Tanya and know that even though we are miles apart physically we are holding you close to our hearts

    Our love,
    Ken and Sharon

  2. Dawn Abel December 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Uncle Mike,
    You will be missed and my heart is broken…..I will miss your jokes and your words of wisdom. Take care and I see you telling everyone in heaven those great jokes of yours. I will still route for your team Kentucky Wildcats and the St. Louis Cardinals and remember the good times as you were in my life 53 wonderful years. You were very special to me and will be missed.

    Love you Dawn!

  3. Randal Friend December 3, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    candle 7Mike will be very much missed by all!! I knew Mike in Sikeston when he worked for the radio station. We hung out together and played softball there during summers. I have some fond memories of those times, and I am sure that he passed his wisdom to his children and grandkids. He will be greatly missed. My oldest son was able to know him while he worked at Major Brands, so he learned what I already knew, that Mike would help anyone that needed a hand.

  4. Dot Peterson December 3, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    It has been fun to share our special Grandkids, Reese and Lizzie. There are going to miss you so much. You were a source of fun and joy to them. Your presence at their athletic, musical and acting events will be missed.
    Dot Peterson

  5. Beth Showmaker December 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathies to Tanya, Eli, Matt and Grandchildren. May God hold you close in his arms as he doing with Mike. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  6. Robert and Cindy Brown December 4, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

    candle 3Please accept our deepest sympathy. Mike was a good guy.

  7. Mary Burton December 4, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  8. Sheila Brown December 4, 2017 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss, Tanya and family.

  9. Melissa Gibbs December 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    candle 1Tanya I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a good man. Your are in my prayers.

  10. Marsha Pierce-Hussey December 4, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I was so sorry to hear about Mike. As a friend of the O’Donnell Girls he was a big part of there lives. I know he will be missed by his family. Please accept my very deepest condolences.

  11. Sandy Williams December 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Mikes passing he will truly be Missed . Praying for you and your family Tanya❤️

  12. Chuck and Kate Jeffords December 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    We have a lot of great memories of Mike. Every time we hear an Elvis song, he will be remembered. He had a natural way of making others feel included… whether it was with a joke or a story… or a detour from a “quick trip” to see something neat! He will be missed.

  13. Tricia Lay December 4, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry and will be praying for all of you. The Lou Fusz boys and parents will sure miss him on the sidelines with us. We love you guys!!

  14. Kim Cantrell December 5, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Tanya we are praying for peace for you and the boys. Mike will be greatly missed. We have shared some wonderful memories over the years. I also think of him every time I hear an Elvis song.

  15. Laurie Parsonage December 5, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    candle 8Mike, you had me at the first “darlin”. Thankful I got to work with you for a few years at Major Brands…wasn’t the same without you. All my love.

  16. Jodie Green December 5, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

    candle 5So sorry our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  17. Christina Foppe December 5, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I was so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing this weekend! My husband and I are part of his Major Brands Family and had many talks with Mike over the 10 years we worked with him…with a few being at the Cardinals game! Many condolences to his family, we’re so sorry that he was taken from you so soon.

  18. Rob Ferber December 5, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Matt, Michelle, Reese, and Elizabeth. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad/grandpa. We always truly enjoyed seeing him at games and hearing his cheers and support for Reese and all the Lou Fusz/Wipke boys. It was a pleasure getting to know him. Though we are Jayhawks, we’ll be sure to send some love for his Kentucky Wildcats this year!

  19. Michelle Thompson December 5, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Matt, Michelle, Reese, and Lizzie, you all have our deepest sympathy with the loss of your father/grandfather. We’ll be thinking about all of you as well as the rest of your family during this difficult time. Sending hugs your way….Michelle, Jeff, Drake, and Claudia.

  20. Chrissy December 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Mark, Chrissy and Marky Bohning

  21. Shonda Phillips December 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Matt, Michelle, Reese, and Lizzie,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. They say those we hold closet to our hearts never truly leave us but the kindness they shared and the love they brought into our lives on forever. We will miss seeing Reese’s Grandpa Mike at our Fusz soccer games but we know he is present with the Lord and still in our hearts.
    Richard, Shonda & Trey #Wipke05family

  22. Richad, Shonda, and Trey Phillips December 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We are praying for strength and peace for you all doing this time of sorrow.

  23. Kathy Marchi December 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Tanya we are saddened by the news of Mikes passing. Pleas know you and your family are in our thoughts.
    With deepest Sympathy
    Dennis and Kathy Marchi

  24. Robin Balsmann Wachter December 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the post. Worked with Mike for several years at Major Brands and grew to love him as a coworker & friend. Tanya & family, I truly am so sorry for your loss. Know you’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Stay strong and remember the good times. God bless!

  25. Shawn, Steve, & Jenna Marek December 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Tanya and Family, our deepest sympathies are extended to you. Mike will truly be missed by all of us who knew and loved him. God’s light will give you strength and bless you with peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. James wilson December 5, 2017 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Tanya and family so sorry on Mike’s passing I remember my cousin from his days as a little toddler on 21st st. In Cairo I’ll. He was a great joy then as he was in his entire life. I celebrate his life.

  27. Kim Rhodes December 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    candle 5I enjoyed getting to know you. You will be missed. We will celebrate all the good times. God will take care of you Tanya.

  28. Dave, Patty, Trevor, and Maggie McCune December 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear this news. What an amazing man- we personally witnessed many encounters of Mike’s interactions with his family including Matt and Michelle- his relationship with his grandson Reece and Lizzy was admirable!
    Tanya we are truly sorry-

    You are all in our prayers,

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