Henry “John” Wilkens, age 69, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Hospice House, Racine. He was born in Chicago, IL, on February 2, 1944, son of Henry and Adele (Nee: Schlichting) Wilkens.
Survivors include his children, Jeffrey (Colleen) Wilkens and their children, Sydney, Wesley and Delaney of Wauwatosa, Elizabeth Wilkens (fiancé, Martin Squier) and their daughter, Ruby, all of Trevor; sisters-in-law, Lynn Wilkens of Carpentersville, IL, Sally (David) Delp of Racine, Kathy (Michael) Maloney of Neptune Beach, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Ronald.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 6 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., with Rev. Kevin Mullins O.S.A. officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 6 p.m. Memorials to St. Rita Catholic Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888