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Brian K. Wilson

Published November 06,2017

Obituary's Biography:

Brian K. Wilson, 55, a resident of Grayslake (formerly of Evanston, IL), passed away suddenly Friday, November 3, 2017.  He was born June 8, 1962 in Kansas City, MO.  Brian was very athletic and enjoyed playing rugby throughout his high school and college career as well as for the Lincoln Park Club.  He played softball with the Grayslake Park District and was an Alum of Purdue University.  Brian worked for Wintrust Financial Corporation in Hoffman Estates and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Hoffman Estates.  He was an avid Cubs fan, a musician, and enjoyed model trains.  Brian is survived by his wife of 21 years, Melissa O’Malley Wilson, son Ian Banks Wilson, his mother Dorothy Wilson, his brother Scott (Michelle) Wilson, his nieces Claire and Emma Wilson, and his nephews Seth and Theo Paradise.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:30am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

25 replies on “Brian K. Wilson”

  1. Brian was my favorite “boss” I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Such a fun guy. We managed to keep touch over the years through social media, but every now and then I would run into him at a Cubs game. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family right now. Such a tragic loss- I am so sorry. He will truly, truly be missed. Please keep his memories close XO

  2. Dear Melissa and Ian,
    I am so very sad to hear about Brian. The many memories of working with him are still with me. He was more than my boss, he was a friend. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you.

  3. Dearest Melissa;

    So very saddened by this news of your loss.
    Sending you my heart felt sympathy.

    Barbara Davis

  4. Brian was the heart and technical wizard of our team at Hoffman Estates. He took excellent care of his customers both internal and external. He was so proud of his son Ian and relished every minute he could share with him. Melissa was his best friend and partner. He lived life to the fullest at work and with his family. The day I hired Brian it was with the intention that he would take my place when I retired……his leadership and customer service skills were evident from day one. I will miss you Brian and all the people you touched will remember the difference you made in their life.

  5. Melissa –
    Please know that all of your friends at the Glencoe Historical Society are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. We are all so very sorry for your loss.

  6. Brian had a truly endearing way about him. Every attempt at kindness was fulfilled by him. He was my friend and this is a tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and I wish you and your family strength and hope during this difficult time.

  7. Dear Melissa and Ian,
    So sorry to learn about your enormous loss. We are thinking about you and wishing you strength for the days ahead. May his memory be for a blessing.
    Marcia and Jay Stone

  8. I am so very sorry for your shocking loss. I had worked with Brian for a few years and he was a great guy. I know he will be truly missed. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  9. I work at the Hoffman Estates South Branch. I will always remember Georgeanna’s Christmas parties where her husband Greg , Brian,Richard and Ginny would go to the garage and smoke cigars. We all had a good time at those parties. I am so sorry for you loss. I lost my son in July who was a Veteran at age 36. My the Lord comfort you and Ian at this difficult time.

  10. Melissa and Ian,

    I still can’t believe this has happened. You have lost the love of your life and Ian has lost his biggest supporter and a wonderful dad. I am so sorry. He will truly be missed at The Bar and Great America. Hunter said he is sad that Mr. Wilson won’t be with him on the roller coasters anymore. Please remember that we will ALWAYS be here for you and Ian with anything you guys need. We love you guys more than you know so please don’t hesitate when you need anything. Love the Bremers

  11. Dear Melissa & Ian,

    My deepest sympathy,

    Brian had a heart & kindness about him that has touched everyone who has known him. His love for you and Ian would just beam from him. May all those cherished memories fill your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ian and your family. Brian will be so missed at work.

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