Henry W. Wilke, 96, formerly of the Town of Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira.
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He was born in the Town of Ashford on April 5, 1915, the son of the late Charles and Mary (nee Beck) Wilke.
On April 15, 1939, he married Evelyn Breseman at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.
Henry farmed in the Town of Wayne and then moved to another farm in the Town of Wayne where he bought, sold, and boarded horses. He moved to West Bend for a short time before purchasing and moving to a farm near Gleason in 1973. Henry moved to the home in Lomira in 2009.
He was a former member of Salem United Church of Christ in Wayne and later St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.
Survivors include his children, Charles (Kathleen) Wilke of Campbellsport, Vernette (Dan) Casey of Campbellsport, Irvin (Ericka) Wilke of Buckeye, Ariz. and Gerald Wilke of West Bend, 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; his sister, June Rose Lemke of Campbellsport; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, on May 29, 1974; and his sisters, Nora Wiesner and Alice Coulter Schiller.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St. Campbellsport. Carol Marchant Ferber will officiate.
Burial will be on Wednesday at Elmore Cemetery.
VISITATION: A tim of visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m., the time of the funeral service, at the funeral home.
Memorials are appreciated.
The Twohig Funeral Home of Campbellsport, Wis. is serving the family. An online guestbook and condolences are available at
Fond du Lac, Wis.
Sept. 25, 2011
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Sept. 25, 2011