Mr. Michael Dean Wilson, 46, of Burlington died at 1:26 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.
Born December 18, 1966, in Burlington, he was the son of Edward C. and Pamela R. Adams Wilson. He married Lori Binkley and they later divorced.
Michael was a 1985 graduate of Burlington Notre Dame High School. He was a Salesman for Sears in Burlington and was a member of SS John and Paul Catholic Church.
He enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, watching the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bulls play, and loved going to car shows. He was known as a walking sports encyclopedia.
Survivors include his parents, Ed and Pam Wilson, of Sperry; one sister, Jill (David) Hirte, of Wever; one brother, Brandon Wilson, of Fairfield; two nephews, David (Christi) Hirte of Omaha, Nebraska, and Derek (Christina) Hirte of the United States Air Force; three nieces, Nicole Hirte of Wever, Brooklynne and Raegan Wilson, both of Fairfield; one great niece, Isabella Hirte of Norwalk, Iowa; and several aunts and uncles, Howard Wilson, Jerry (Angela) Adams, and Julie (Keith) Vaupel.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Lorena Wilson; maternal grandparents, Ray and Ruth Adams; cousin, David Jaeger; and family friend, Laura Gibbs.
Friends may call Monday, March 4th, from noon until 8:00 p.m. in Lunning Chapel. The family will receive friends following a 5:30 p.m. Rosary Service Monday until 8:00 p.m.
The funeral service for Michael will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5th in Lunning Chapel with Rev. Dean Graber officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, and the Great River Hospice House.
Michael was such a great son. Caring, loving and lots of fun. He was not only my son but a great friend. I will miss him so much. But, he will always be in my heart.
Mike was a great friend in high school and again in the past 10 years or so. I can truly say I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. I am thankful Mike reconnected with my brother Dave and I and am proud to have known him.
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Mike was one of the nicest guys I have ever met, always had a smile, he will be missed! RIP Mike.
We were school friends, and I have many happy and sweet memories of you. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. It is obvious you raised a wonderful young man.
What can I say to express my sympathy... Please know that I have held you in prayer these past few weeks and will continue to do so.
what can i say about mike besides that he was one of a kind, always smiling and very cheerful to talk to,i owe mike my deepest gratatude because when he took the job with rex in waterloo i was able to take his place and try to fill his shoes as a salesman out at rex, i hope i did him proud. mike will be missed by us all especially his other family that used to work out at rex
No matter what was going in Michaels life he was always happy go lucky whenever I saw him. He always had a smile for you and treated you like he had known you forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pam, and your family.
Mike was a super nice and caring person , he always went out of his way too help anyone in need , i always looked forward to the days he would be working , he brought a certain zing with him when he came into the store . You will be missed by many mike , may you sleep with the angels in peace .
This is one of my favorite pictures of Michael with Brandon and Dad at DJ's wedding!!!
Will Rodgers said he never met a man he did not like, this applies to Mike, however the opposite is true as well, EVERY man whoever met Mike LIKED Mike!
To know & be around Mike was to be a happier person, so everytime we remember & think of Mike we will smile & be happy.
What better gift could one man give!
Michael, You were the sweetest child who grew up to be the sweetest young man I ever knew. It lite up ones day just to speak to you. Michael you were truly born to be an Angel.
One of the nicest guys we've ever met since knowing him at Sears! Always so kind, soft-spoken, a bright smile and helpful. He will be truly missed! Deepest sympathy to his family in hopes your wonderful memories will help ease your pain.
Michael was a very special man. I knew him mostly as a teenager, we went to school together and he was also my distant cousin. There was never a more special guy with kindness to share for all. Whenever I think of Michael it is of his trademark wonderful smile and truly kind heart. You will be missed.
All of my love and regrets of not being able to be with you all...
Mike was so helpful when I went into Sears! I remember him telling me when I bought our power washer " make sure you winterize it!" So I thought of him when I told my husband we have to winterize the power washer so it doesn't freeze!! So sorry for your loss!
Attaching a great picture of Mike and my brother Rick Johnson. They were lifelong best friends, even to the end. I have three brothers, but Mike was always a fourth brother when I was growing up. Also so nice, polite, smiling and friendly. A genuine and true "good guy". I am sending prayers to Pam, Ed, Brandon, Jill and all of the family. Mike was one of a kind, and will be missed by so many, but held in our memory with his smile and gentle spirit!
Mike was one of the nicest guys you could ever want to meet.Always ask how you were doing and to please say Hi to the family.I don't think I ever saw him in a bad mood or down on life. God Bess and rest in peace.You will be missed.Dennis and Leslye Krieger
Pam, Ed, Jill and Brandon, I am so very sorry to hear of Michaels passing. I haven't seen him for years, but have some nice memories of the days when he would come in the shop. He was always an easy and fun guy to visit with. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike came into my store a lot and was always smiling. Loved talking with him. He was always helpful when I went into Sears. I will truly miss him. Mary at Jet Stop North
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