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Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson, 56 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:47 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on June 10, 1963 in Taylorville, IL the son of Eugene and Sue (Siegrist) Wilson. He married his former wife Pam Longden on August 28, 1989 in Taylorville, IL. Michael worked as an IT specialist for the State of Illinois. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Taylorville American Legion Post # 73 and Locked and Loaded Gun Range. Michael was passionate about his family (especially his grandchildren) and friends and loved spending time watching the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Cardinals play ball. Michael’s love for 80’s music and dancing was infectious to everyone around. He would spend his weekends shooting trap and BBQing with family.

He is survived by his Mother: Sue Wilson of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: BreAnne (Jeremiah) True of Taylorville, IL; Ashley (Aaron) May of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Halle, Payton, Jackson and Wyatt True; Ava Zeitler, Brooks May; Brother: Paul (Gwen) Wilson of Valmeyer, IL; Sisters: Michelle (Dave) Speagle of Taylorville, IL, Paula (Kevin) Lee of Taylorville, IL; Jeannie Masters of Taylorville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents: Walter and Pauline Siegrist; and Henry and Evelyn Hornbuckle.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville with Pastor Don Beetem officiating. There will be a celebration of life at a later date after the COVID-19 Sanctions are lifted.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post # 4495 515 N West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Evangelical Free Church 319 S Washington St, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Mike would always make our office happy when he came to visit. We enjoyed talking with him, joking and getting chastised for moving equipment :) The Charleston Field Office was always happy to see him and we will miss his wit and presence. Prayers to all of you.

Kelly R Jun 22 2020 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss! Your family is in our prayers!

Brad & Patrice Jensen Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Mike is such a good friend, he always made me laugh, he had that unique ability to see the humor in situations even when it seemed like he was hopping mad. When I showed him this video he said it was so funny that he told me I should post it up on YouTube. If even one person gets a smile out of this I can't think of a better tribute.

Barry May 31 2020 12:00 AM

To the family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart is broken in half for what you are going through. I worked in the building with Mike in Springfield and we became fast friends. He was so friendly and fun. We shared many conversations and texts about family, sports, bbq and his love of Gulf Shores. I cherish his memory and offer you heartfelt condolences.

Carol May 30 2020 12:00 AM