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Riley A. Wilkens

September 1, 2001 June 15, 2021
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Obituary for Riley A. Wilkens

RILEY A. WILKENS, 19, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at his home.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2021 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison, co-officiated by Rev. Mike Winkelman, former pastor, and Rev. Anthony Appel, current pastor of St. Peter’s. Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. A memorial has been established by the family.

Riley was born September 1, 2001 in Sterling, IL, to Todd and Susan (Habben) Wilkens. He attended Morrison grade schools and graduated from Morrison High School in 2020. Riley joined the National Guard as a high school junior in November of 2018. He completed basic and AIT training at Ft. Benning, GA, and had also completed airborne training. He was a Private - E4 SPC. For many years Riley worked for J & M (Kophamer) Farms. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison. In high school he wrestled, played football and baseball. Riley loved to be on the farm and also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Survivors include his parents, Todd and Susan Wilkens of Morrison; one brother, Luke Wilkens of Morrison; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Habben of Morrison; paternal grandmother, Velma Dean of Morrison; paternal grandfather, Gene (Elaine) Wilkens of Firestone, CO; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving is his favorite dog, Deno.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Arlyn Habben and his paternal step-grandfather, Sam Dean.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

20

Jun

1:00 PM 6/20/2021 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/20/2021 4:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Monday

21

Jun

10:00 AM 6/21/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

601 N. Jackson Street
Morrison, IL 61270

St. Peter Lutheran Church
601 N. Jackson Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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