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Michael Lee Wilson

January 24, 1952 ~ November 28, 2021 (age 69)

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Michael "Mike" Lee Wilson, 69, of Wabash, passed away at 9:19 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born on January 24, 1952, in Middleburg, Ohio.  He was the son of the late Eugene and Evadne (Musser) Wilson. 

Mike walked many paths in his life. He was a United States Army veteran during Vietnam, a deputy sheriff for Lincoln County, Tennessee, a police officer and undercover investigator in Alabama, Chief of the volunteer fire department in Alabama, and hog farmer and dairy farmer in multiple states. He continually volunteered with 4H and other youth and religious organizations. He found his true passion for life in child youth services working at Josiah White's youth facility and being a foster parent. Along the years, Mike impacted so many countless lives with all his selfless acts.  

In his free time, Mike loved cooking, gardening, drinking coffee, trying new beers, and then drinking even more coffee.  He also enjoyed traveling to see his son. 

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Terry (Upperman) Wilson; children, Heather (Owen) Wolfe, Nate (Sabrina) Wilson, Shiloh (Ethan) Cating, Mariah (Phil) Peterson, Cera (Wes) Covey; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and sisters Pat (Larry) Mainey and Peg (Chuck) Green. 

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Church of Christ at Treaty, 6793 S. 50 E., Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Ryan Weaver officiating. 

Visitation for friends and family will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021, at McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 and one hour prior to the funeral service, at the church. 

Preferred memorials are to Josiah White's, Spiritual Life Program, 5233 S. 50 E., Wabash, Indiana 46992.

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana, 46992, have been trusted with Mike Wilson's final arrangements. 

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December 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
December 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Church of Christ at Treaty
6793 S. 50 E.
Wabash, Indiana 46992

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