Douglas Wilkins
1942 - 2021
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Douglas Wilkins
PEORIA - Douglas A. Wilkins, 78, of Donnellson, IA, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA.
He was born on August 14, 1942, in Peoria, IL, to Henry and Josephine Rickey Wilkins. He married Linda M. Swickert Atchley on September 14, 1979, in Peoria, IL.
He worked for 40-plus years for Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, retiring to the farm in the Donnellson area in 1999. While working for Caterpillar, he traveled throughout South America and worked on the Panama Canal. He was a member of Izaak Walton in Fort Madison and enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to casinos and his cattle.
Doug is survived by his wife, Linda Wilkins of Donnellson, IA; 4 children, Lynn (Jeremy) Atchley-Gibson of Hannibal, MO, Dwayne (Stacy) Wimpey of Miles, IA, Doug Wilkins Jr. of Miles, IA, and David Wilkins of Sabula, IA; 2 grandchildren, Ashley and Jake; 1 great-grandson, Liam; 2 brothers, Jim (Diane) Wilkins of Farmington, IA, and Rick (Kim) Wilkins of Chillicothe, IL; 1 sister-in-law, Joyce Vandemore of Kewanee, IL; 2 nieces; and 1 nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. No services are planned. Online condolences to Doug's family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website at www.kinglynk.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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