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Michael John Wilson

Michael John Wilson

Born: Sat., Apr. 18, 1964

Died: Fri., May 20, 2016


4:00 PM Thu., May 26, 2016

Location: Cass Lake Facility Center

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., May 27, 2016

Location: Cass Lake Facility Center

Michael John Wilson, age 52, of Minneapolis, began his spiritual journey on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Minneapolis. He was born on April 18, 1964 in Chicago, IL the son of Burnham Wilson and Evelyn Baker.

Michael attended and graduated from Blackduck High school in 1983. He then attended the Rainey River Community College and obtained a degree in Construction. He travelled to different places using his degree, like Florida and Washington. Michael joined the United States Army in December of 1986 and served his country before returning home in 1991. He liked spending time with his family, going to pow-wows and helping people in need.

Family he joins again are his parents Burnham and Evelyn, and one sister Barbara.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his children; Jerica and Jeriko and the mother of the twins; Mary Strohmeyer, brothers; Mark Wilson of Minneapolis, James Brown, Jason Brown, and Burnham Drouillard all of Cass Lake, sisters; Marilyn, Brenda, and Louella all of Cass Lake.

A wake for Michael will begin at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 and will continue until the 1:00 p.m. service on Friday, May 27. Rev. Mark R. Olson will officiate. Urn bearers will be Burnham Drouillard and James Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Michael's family and friends. Military honors will be accorded by the Bena American Legion Post 2000. Inurnment will be held both in Prince of Peace Cemetery next to his dad, and also at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery following the service.

Michael's care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at


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