Michael Lee Wilson

1955 - 2019

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Michael Lee Wilson, age 63, of Findlay, died at 4:41pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on October 31, 1955, the son of George H. Wilson (deceased) and Madeline A. (Beagle)(McDonald) Wilson (deceased). He graduated from Cory Rawson High School in June of 1974 and from Hocking Technical College in December of 1979. Mike worked in the fast food and restaurant business throughout his life. He was a member of Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church and was involved in the men's church activities. Mike had a beautiful singing voice and would preform solos for the congregation. He was a member of the Mt. Cory Masonic Lodge #418 and the Order of the Eastern Star of Rawson Lodge #550. He served as a volunteer at Bluffton Hospital and as a poll worker on election day. Other interests included following the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Lakers. By far his greatest love was for the Ohio State Football Team, who he rooted for through thick and thin and followed them as a member of the Buckeye Booster Club. Michael is survived by his brother, David (Karen) McDonald of Rincon, Georgia and cousins that live in Nebraska and Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 5-7pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay, with Masonic Services held at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Visitors are encouraged to wear their Ohio State gear for the visitation and the services. Interment will follow at Knollcrest Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, January 24th 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Masonic Service

    7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, January 25th 2019 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

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To : The Family
Date :Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
From : Melissa Gephart
I worked with Mike during the late 70's at Frontier Steak House. I have some fond memories of him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Hey Mike, O-H-



To : Dave McDonald
Date :Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
From : Greg and Susan Zuercher and family
Dave and Karen
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time in your life.

Susan and Greg
And Family



To : Dave McDonald
Date :Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
From : Donn Kramer
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !



To : Dave
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Barb Wolford Zellers
So sorry to see Mike passed. May God be with you during this difficult time, Dave. May he wrap his arms around you and give you his peace.



To : Family
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Terrisa Sharp
I worked with Mike at the golden corral and also the dark horse, he was a nice guy to know and work with. I'll keep you in my memories there were many we had a lot of laughs. He loved Ohio state I like Michigan. Mike would say well I like you more than some of the Ohio state fans 😀Sending prayers to his family during this time. Rest in peace Mike... OH



To : Dave McDonald
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Jim CiRA
Dear Dave,
I was sadden to hear of Mike's passing. As his former employer from the Spaghetti Shop, Mike became a valued employee and friend. He had worked for me quite a while as my Manager. Living in the Mt.Cory area Mike would stop by the house selling election day meal tickets for the church. I would also see him at the election precinct working and from time to time at the Masonic lodge breakfasts. I even ran in to him while he was working at Famous Dave's at Cedar Point. He always bragged about your and your corvette. The last few years I was Mike's Farmers Insurance agent. He would come in and chit chat about the buckeye's and what he had been doing. He will be missed.
God Bless "Willie" as we called him.



To : Dave
Date :Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
From : Gene Cupples
Dave I am very sorry to hear of Mikes passing, I ran into him in Bluffton in 2017 on my last trip home. We had a nice chat at Lukes. RIP Willie
Gene Classmate 74



To : Mikes Family and Friends
Date :Thursday, January 24th 2019
From : Carol Holdren
I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I graduated with Mike in ‘74 and remember him as a good friend. He was always smiling and would help anyone.



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