Mr. Wilson was retired E9 from the U.S. Air Force, serving 28 years. After his military career, he earned a degree in Psychology and worked as a counselor for Belleville Mental Health for ten years. He retired to a life of volunteer work serving on several executive boards including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Willa Mae Wilson; and a brother, Ronald.
Emil is survived by his wife, Haruko “Cha”;
their three children, Emil Jr. (Debra),
Kimberly (David), and Lydia (Dan);
grandsons, Michael Sr. (Nicole),
Emill III, and Samuel “Sam”’;
granddaughters, Rachel and Elsa,
great-grandsons, Michael Jr. and Jonathan;
his sister, Richie Dean;
step-granddaughter and step-grandson, Dusty (Jim), and Kenneth (Jessica) with children;
nieces and nephews, Ronald, John, Ruth, Marci (Justin), Tanya, Linda, and Rick;
and a host of beloved cousins.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Friends and family are invited to an informal buffet lunch from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Andria’s Restaurant, 6805 Old Collinsville Road, O’Fallon, IL.
Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, OH.
Warm Thoughts and Prayers.I hope you feel surrounding by much Love.
Lois Thompson, St. louis, Mo, 63138
An even tempered man who was equally amused by life’s varieties and vicissitudes. He was smart, kind, and gentle with those in his care at Belleville Mental Health Center. That is the Emil who will be remembered.
Richard Wagner, Highland, Illinois, 62249
To the Family of Emil Wilson
We are deeply sadden to hear of the home going of your Grandfather Emil Wilson, However based on the profession of faith in Jesus Christ we are comforted by knowing he is home with the Lord. Scriptures teach us , “Absent from the body is to be present with the lord. Pastor Higgins and the entire George Hill Rising Star Organization convey our heartfelt prayers to Coach Mike, Nicole, LIL Mike and Jon and the entire Wilson family. Our prayers will be with each of you in the days, weeks and months that lie ahead. Remember Romans 8:39 ,you will be convinced and persuaded that even death can’t separate us from God’s love. That’s why we have Eternal Life.
ROY HIGGINS, Indpls , IN, 46254