Michael J. Wilson, 65, of Philo IL, received a call from heaven on October 23, 2021 stating he was late to the party, his sister Becky needed a dance partner for her birthday.
Not only was she waiting, but also his parents, Harold and Betty, nephew, Brian and beloved dog, Bentley. Those not invited were his four children and their spouses, Andy Wilson, Heath and Hollie Wilson, Megan and Greg Stamm, and Missy Castle. As well as his two brothers, Phil and Rick Wilson and eleven grandchildren.
Michael was a graduate of the Central High School class of 1973 and attended Parkland College for small engine repair. He was a loyal, hard-working employee of Philo Township since 1996 to present.
Everyone who knew “Wilson”, he was the life of the party. If he wasn’t playing the drums, singing karaoke, you could find him in the middle of the dance floor. Wilson didn’t know a stranger. The moment you met him, you smiled, laughed, or received a bear hug.
The only thing Wilson loved more than a great party, was his family. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and celebrated the accomplishments of his children. Mikey also enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and helping his friends whenever they needed it.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5-7:30p at Joines Funeral Home in Villa Grove. Graveside services are to be held on Thursday October 28th@ 10 a.m. at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Family and close friends are welcome. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.