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In Memoriam Mike Wilhelm (1 Viewer)


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It is with a very heavy heart we pass on the new that veteran storm chaser and former TW member Michael Wilhelm has passed away at his home. Mike, who also ran bamawx.com, was an amazing person who not only lived for the thrill of the chase but a heart for the people who were impacted by severe weather. I only met him one time after a chase in northern Madison County, AL. We had a great time talking about the storms we had seen that day and the storms of yesteryear. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

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Mike with two meteorology students from Iowa State prior to Hurricane Michael.
 

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Felt it fitting to post Mike's 7/27/11 video from Tuscaloosa. I know it was one of his most treasured chase days.

He was praying and concerned for the people of Tuscaloosa....
 
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Heartbreaking news. Prayers for his family. He will be missed. What a wonderful person and contributor to weather here in Alabama.
 

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Very sad to hear.. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the US space & rocket center and he was a nice respectful fellow. This is an unfortunate loss for the weather community.
 

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Mike took me on my first storm chase and introduced me to other chasers who became dear friends. He was a wonderful man who loved the Lord, his sons, Alabama football and weather. He had a caring heart and giving spirit. I am going to miss my friend. :(
 

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So sorry to hear about this. I didn't know of him but apparently many of you did and my prayers are with those that loved him. Very tragic... had he been ill?
 

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Spotter Network tribute planned for Dec 5th. Event page below. Would appreciate everyone helping get the word out.

 

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Very sad to hear this, and my prayers are with Mike's family and loved ones.

Not to intrude on privacy, but had he been sick or was this sudden?
It is my understanding that he had been sick.
 

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Michael Arnold Wilhelm, 54, died on November 30, 2019, in Huntsville, AL. A Lee High graduate, he also earned two degrees from the University of Alabama. He was a beloved weather “geek” and a man of faith. He was devoted to his sons above all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Dorothy Wilhelm. His survivors include his sons, David Wilhelm, Joseph Wilhelm, Matthew Wilhelm, and his sister, Cara Lee Wilhelm. The family will receive friends at Berrryhill Funeral Home on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 3-4 pm. The service will start at 4. Donations may be made to Samaritans Purse (https://www.samaritanspurse.org) in his name.

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Friday, December 06, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Memorial Service
Friday, December 06, 2019
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Berryhill Funeral Home

2305 Memorial Parkway NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
 

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A lovely tribute to Mike!

 

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