Michael D. Wilson of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010.
Born Feb. 21, 1944, in Mattoon, Ill., he was the son of Edward D. and Lola Vee Wilson.
Mike graduated from FrankfurtAmericanHigh School in Germany, attended AmericanUniversity in Paris, France, and earned a bachelor of science degree from
the University of Illinois. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force at Francis E. Warren Air
Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. as a missile launch control officer from 1968-1972.
After an honorable discharge as captain, he was employed by Taylor Foods as a
grocery store manager in Mattoon, Ill., and Princeton, then worked as general manager for 13 years. He was then
owner/operator of Tomís Food franchise vending business in the WabashValley for 16 years.
He served as president of Gibson County United Way and was a board member for four years. He was a GibsonCountyYMCA board member and capital fundraising chairman, a
member of GibsonCountyAreaRehabilitationCenterís board of directors, president of Gibson Youth Soccer League and a GibsonCounty school advisory board member.
He married Susan Jean Krueger March 7, 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Jean
Wilson; sons, Adam (Alison) of Fishers, Nathan (Amy) of Carmel; two grandchildren; a sister; a brother; four
nephews; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration memorial service will be at Saturday, March 13, 2010, at TrinityLutheranChurch with cremation to follow.