Michael Thomas Wilde, age 51, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away on September 8, 2021, at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital.
Mike was born on December 17, 1969, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Thomas and Kathy (Allor) Wilde.
He graduated from Notre Dame High School and Lake Superior State University.
On April 23, 2005, he married Kathy Anderson, and together they adopted 5 children.
Mike loved the outdoors and could frequently be found in a fishing boat, deer blind, or relaxing next to a campfire with family and friends. He loved sports in general, but especially hockey and football. Mike was always willing to chat about the Red Wings, gripe about the Lions, and the upcoming weather – especially if snow was involved. His family meant the world to him, and he was their greatest fan.
His Catholic faith was important to him, and he was proud to be among the brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus. He found his calling as an insurance agent for the Knights of Columbus, and genuinely cared for his clients, and loved helping their families. His generous heart, friendly smile, analytical mind, witty sense of humor, and loving spirit will be missed by many.
Mike is survived by his wife, Kathy (Anderson); children, Joanna (Matt) Worden of Kalamazoo, Jakie Wilde of Rogers City, Jazlyn Wilde of Charlotte, Kyle Wilde and Makyla Wilde of Gaylord; granddaughters, Kalani and Raelyn; his parents, Tom and Kathy of St. Clair Shores; his sister, Michelle (Ed) LeBlanc of North Carolina; niece, Casey; nephews, Jacob and Mason; in-laws, Joe and Mary Anderson of Johannesburg; extra mom, Pat Weimer of Mackinaw City; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends that were as close as family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, with visitation from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services.
St. Mary Knights of Columbus will offer a rosary at St. Mary Cathedral at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help the family defray the cost of medical expenses.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.