Joseph Michael Wilk

Standish, Michigan
September 14, 1930 - May 21, 2020

Service Location

Linwood Cemetery, Au Gres, Michigan

Services

A celebration of life ceremony with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at Linwood Cemetery in Au Gres, Michigan.

Obituary Notice

Joseph Michael Wilk, age 89, of Standish Michigan, formerly of Au Gres, Michigan, passed away peacefully while at home on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Joe was born on September 14, 1930 in Au Gres, Michigan to the late Michael J. and Mary (Janna Gaj) Wilk. He graduated from Au Gres High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served from January 1949 until his honorable discharge in 1950. He then took a job at Bopp-Busch Manufacturing Company Inc. where he was a valued employee for many years before moving on to Saginaw Steering Gear, Machine Repair Plant 4. While working there, he filed many suggestions which GM acted upon. He retired to a life of farming, fishing, and travel on October 1st, 1993

Joe loved visiting with his family and friends. Having one of his boys visit was a sure way to see a smile on his face. Stopping in and hearing Joe talk was a sure way to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Joseph married the former Pearl Bailiff on March 11th, 1949 and together they raised 7 sons, James (deceased), survived by wife Sherry Wilk of Florida, Joseph (Cathy) Wilk of Sterling, Anthony, (Barbara, deceased) Wilk of Linwood, Thomas (deceased) Wilk, Gary (Lisa) Wilk of Tawas, Michael (Tonya) Wilk of Omer, and Robert (deceased) Wilk. Joe is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Joe was preceeded in death by his wife, Pearl on July 17th, 1998; four sisters; two brothers; sons, James Wilk, Thomas Wilk, Robert Wilk; and grandson, Joey Wilk.

A celebration of life ceremony with military honors will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Linwood Cemetery in Au Gres Michigan. Chaplain Lonnie Severance will officiate and military honors will be rendered by Arenac County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be directed to Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association, www.MiK9Cop.com, 3381 Sterling Road, Omer, Michigan 48749 or Arenac County Human Society, www.arenaccountymi.gov/AnimalControl, 3750 Foco Road, P.O. Box 1131, Standish, Michigan 48658. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association
www.MiK9Cop.com
3381 Sterling Road, Omer, Michigan 48749


or

Arenac County Human Society
www.arenaccountymi.gov/AnimalControl
3750 Foco Road, P.O. Box 1131, Standish, Michigan 48658

Cemetery

Linwood Cemetery

Condolences

Mike and the whole Wilk family you are in our prayers. Your Dad was a treasure! I was proud to have known and he was always generous with his eggs and anything you might need. He was a good man and I'm sure you all learned from him. RIP Joe

Brian & Donna Lansky
— Brian Lansky
So Sorry to hear. JOE IS A ONE OF A KIND MAN... ALWAYS SO KIND AND A HAPPY GUY. HE LOVED HIS CATS🥰AND HE LOVED LIFE AND HIS FAMILY... WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT WE WERE FRIENDS❤️OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ATE WITH THE WILK FAMILY 🙏❤️
— MATT & CONNIE SCHOONOVER
Joe was a feisty hard working man. He will be missed. God's Blessings to the Wilk family.

Diana Allen
— Diana Allen

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