October 4, 1946 – August 24, 2015
Gary Lynn Wilkie, 68, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly Monday at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 9:30 Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church with a Mass of the resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Ching, pastor of St. Michael Church, will officiate.
Gary was born October 4, 1948 in Monroe. He was the son of Merlin James and Pauline (Arnold) Wilkie. He married Mary E. Kansier October 25, 1968.
He was employed by Premier Industries for 42 years; retiring in August 2011.
He was a 1964 graduate of Monroe High School, a member of St. Michael the Arch Angel Church and Moose Lodge 884.
Gary enjoyed bowling and was a great baseball and softball player. He also LOVED to dance.
Gary was a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather. The greatest moments for Gary was the time he spent with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Wilkie of Monroe, a daughter, Amy Jo Adkins of Toledo; son-in-law, Jason Adkins of Toledo; grandson, Mitchell James Adkins and a sister, Mary Sue Wilkie of Toledo.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.