Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Michael Anthony Wilkinson, 58, of Gillespie, Ill., died in Bunker Hill on Saturday, June 3, 2023. He was born Jan. 1, 1965, in Chester, to Ronald Dale and Virginia Rose (Johnson) Wallace.

He was a laborer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Michael was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. He enjoyed spending time with family, drinking beer, camping and boating.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Wallace of Alton; fiancée, Mary Phillips of Gillespie; brothers and sisters, Bob (Michelle) Wilkinson of Godfrey, Cindy Wilkinson of East Alton, Tim (Mary) Wilkinson of Easley, S.C., Mary (Tony) Brooks of Brighton, Rick (Christina) Wilkinson of Bunker Hill, Brian Wilkinson of Nashville, Tenn., Ronda (Derek) Terpstra of Oskaloosa, Iowa; stepbrothers, Britt (Tracy) Wallace of St. Peters, Mo., Blake Wallace of Florissant, Mo .; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Jerry) Davis of Shipman; mother-in-law, Lavada Nored of Godfrey; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his father, and stepfather, Charles Wallace.

Gravesite services were held on Thursday, June 8, at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Kravanya Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill was in charge of arrangements.

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