Michael Lee "Mike" Wilson
FUNERAL HOME
Teahen Funeral Home - Cedar Rapids
3100 F Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
MICHAEL "MIKE" LEE WILSON Cedar Rapids Michael "Mike" Lee Wilson, 72, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center following a short illness. Private family services will be held. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at The Monarch Room at Teahen Funeral Home. Mike was born on Oct. 23, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, son of Edward and Berdenia (Hagerman) Wilson and graduated in 1967 from Jefferson High School. He married Kathy Johnson on July 31, 1971, in Cedar Rapids. Mike was a contractor all of his adult life. At the age of 16, he started working for his Dad at Ed Wilson Roofing. In 1979 Mike became co-owner of Wilson's Home Improvement with his brother, Richard. Mike retired in 2011. Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathy of Cedar Rapids; son, Michael (Betsy) Wilson of Lisbon; daughters, Shelly (Kyle) Huxford and Lindy (Chad) Klett, both of Cedar Rapids; mother, Berdenia Wilson of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Chase Wilson, Hannah Buswell (Jacob Paulsen), Tucker Klett, Rachel Buswell, Quinn Wilson, Chloe Buswell, Hayden Klett, Noah Huxford and Aubrey Huxford, all of Cedar Rapids; great-granddaughter, Penelope Paulsen who always made him giggle; brother, Richard (Marsha) Wilson, all of Cedar Rapids; brothers-in-law, Carl (Kate) Johnson of Swisher, LaVern (Lori) Johnson of Colorado and Art Johnson of Florida; nieces and nephews, Chad (Melissa), Tonya (Mark), Tina (Shawn), Nate (Michelle), Renee (Matt), Julie, Christy (Scott) and John (Renata); travel buddies and best friends since eighth grade, Cliff and Sherry Ayers and his dog and constant companion, Maggie. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Wilson. Mike enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and watching Iowa Hawkeyes games.Mike loved being with his family and going to his grandchildren's activities. He never meet a dog that he didn't like and was known for his smile and laugh. Mike was a very easy going, selfless person and had a heart of gold. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.
Published by The Gazette on Sep. 25, 2021.
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We remember visiting with Mike at football games, school functions & other times. He was always such a happy person. He was one of the “good guys!” We’re very sorry for your loss. Rick & Cherryl Bartunek
Rick & Cherryl Bartunek
September 28, 2021
I knew Mike since Harrison Elementary and although our paths haven't crossed much in our adult lives I honestly don't remember ever seeing him without his great big smile. My sincere condolences to the entire Wilson family
Frank King
Friend
September 27, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. This makes me so sad. Mike's wife Kathy was my mentor and I consider her a friend from the ELSC. All of the fun stories of their travels and family times will forever be cherished by them all. He will live forever in your hearts.

Thinking of you all ~ Hugs
Patti Lucas
Coworker
September 27, 2021
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mike was one of the nicest people that ever lived. I know Doreen will be there to give Mike a hug along with all his relatives and other friends.

Love,

Doug Ayers
Doug Ayers
Friend
September 27, 2021
I am so sorry to see this! Encountered Mike many times over the years as his daughters took care of my kids at Frontier and we have kept in touch with them! My sympathy to all of you! May the memories with him comfort you and be blessed he was part of your lives! Julie
Julie Weber
Friend
September 27, 2021
Our sympathies go out to the Wilson family for your loss. Mike was a great guy. Cherish his memory and he will live forever in your hearts.
Dan Slife & Sunny Story
September 26, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was always smiling and was a joy to talk to. My husband, Tom Goodall and I always enjoyed Mike's good humor and laughter.
Ann Frasher
Friend
September 26, 2021
Mike Wilson saved my life! Mike and his brother were friends with my dad. One time he was hanging out at Pheasant Run apartments with my dad. I was about 5 years old and was swimming in the pool there. I jumped off the diving board and sunk right to the bottom. Mike, fully clothed in work boots and all, dove into the pool from a 2nd story patio and saved me from drowning. He will always be fondly remembered by me and my family and I'm very sorry for your loss.
Ron Irvin
Friend
September 25, 2021
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