Michael Wilson, Sr.

Michael Wilson, Sr.
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Michael Dennis Wilson, Sr., 79, of Belleville, IL, born October 19, 1943, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, December 19, 2022, at Oak Hill Nursing Home, Waterloo, IL.

Mr. Wilson was a utility lineman and retired from Illinois Power / Ameren.  He loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter. Mike was a United States Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann Wilson, nee Walsh; whom he married on July 3, 1965, and who died on December 18, 2019; a daughter, Lisa Marie Wilson, in infancy; his parents, Daniel Sr. and Martha, nee Stolze, Wilson; and a brother, Daniel Wilson, Jr.

He is survived by a son, Michael D. Wilson, Jr. of Festus, MO; a daughter, Paula Rae Wilson of Belleville, IL; his adoring grandchildren, Abigail and Samantha Wilson, who were the lights of his life; a sister, Sharon (Jeff) Erskin of Oxnard, CA; a brother-in-law, Frank T. Walsh, Jr.; and many dear nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



6 Comments on Michael Wilson, Sr.

Mike & Kathy Reynolds said : Guest Report Dec 24, 2022 at 12:03 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, he was a great guy. Mike enjoyed working with him and sharing great conversations at work. Mike will be missed by all who new him. RIP buddy!

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Ronnie Louis said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 12:03 PM

I worked with mike at the power co. for many years. He was always a pleasure to work with. I admired his Love for Pat and his children. I was very Happy to see Mike at my Retirement party on my last day of work, we had a nice conversation sharing lasting memories. I pray his family will find peace knowing he is reunited with Pat and family that has gone before him. He made a difference in this world.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sharon (Renneker)Klamm said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 7:54 PM

Mike and Pat were our neighbors on 5th street. We had a lot of good times.. Prayers for him and his family. Rest in peace 🙏

  • Dubois
  • Illinois
Suzanne (Gain) LoBosco said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 7:02 PM

My deepest condolences to Mike’s family. RIP. My mom (who passed earlier) were cousins. I remember him well as being funny when I was around. Unfortunately I will be out of town for services.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Jackie Barnes said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 5:32 PM

We are so, so very sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful man and he will always be remembered as having the best sense of humor and for being such an ornery character! There will never be anyone like him. And he loved his granddaughters so much! Love and prayers to you all!

  • Minden
  • NV
Leha Russell said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 5:05 PM

I am so thankful that I got to know and care for your father. He was a sweet soul and always making people around him laugh. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  • Waterloo
  • IL

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