Jay Wilkens


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 5:22 pm
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Jay Wilkens, 87, of Morrison, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Morrison Community Hospital.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Reformed, Morrison. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
He was born in 1925 to John and Wilhemina Wilkens.
Survivors are wife, Virginia; daughters, Sandra, Morrison, Deborah Juist, Polo, Ill., Ellyn Osterday, New Paris, Ind., and Cheryl Onken, Morrison; son, Steven, Lanark, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.












 



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