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Joseph Wilkens

August 27, 1918 October 17, 2015
Joseph Wilkens
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JOSEPH WILKENS, 97, of Windsor Manor, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Windsor Manor. Joe was born August 27, 1918, in Garden Plain, IL, to Jacob and Grace (VanZuiden) Wilkens. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. On January 20, 1942 he married Florence M. Post, in Fulton, IL. Joe farmed in the Garden Plain area of rural Fulton for 32 years. He moved into Fulton in 1973. Joe was a former member of First Reformed Church in Fulton. He enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his wife, Florence; one daughter, Judy (Dave) Wiersema of Fulton , IL; one son, Ron (Linda) Wilkens of Morrison, IL; four grandchildren, Scott (Erika Boostrom) Wiersema, Shelley Wiersema, Lori (Bill) Hutchison, Jeff (Chris) Wilkens; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one sister in law, Mrs. Evelyn Wilkens of Fulton, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Corneil Wilkens, John Wilkens, Wilbert Wilkens, and one in infancy; one sister, in infancy.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING: Ken Renkes - Director of Congregational Care at Ebenezer Reformed Church VISITATION: 11:30 AM, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 until the time of the service, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL

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