Visitation services for John August Wilkening, 85, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilkening passed away at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home.
He was born May 25, 1931, at Lanton, Missouri, to Charles Theodore Wilkening and Lissie Suzette Dykes Wilkening. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1949 and was married on June 8, 1958, at Poynor, Missouri, to Iris Sue Cannon, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2004. Mr. Wilkening was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He enjoyed farming and worked as a mail carrier. He loved and cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by two children, Ted Wilkening and wife, Marisa and Stacy Kutter and husband, Mike, all of Koshkonong, Missouri; four grandchildren, Sheldon Wilkening, Shelbey Wilkening, Justin Kutter and wife, Sydney and Michaela Kutter; one sister, Carol Hendrix, Independence, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, three sisters, Charlene Briscoe, Doris Powell and Delores Finney and two brothers, Royce Wilkening and Jack Wilkening, precede him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mint Springs Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
September 27, 2016 @ 8:41 am
I will miss seeing him with Davie Earls at their weekly breakfast. Condolences to his family and friends for your great loss. I recall how much he missed his wife, when she passed, so be comforted that they are together once again.
September 27, 2016 @ 3:08 pm
He left a legacy of two terrific children who went on to raise more terrific kids. What a wonderful family. Our community is better off because of his contribution to it, and his progeny continues to make our community a great place. As a man, you always hope that your children will grow up to be good people who make a positive impact in their community. He lived to see that, in both his children and grandchildren. Thank you Mr. Wilkening for your service to our country, and for raising up such a great family. I know you now rest in peace with the Lord and your loved ones.
September 27, 2016 @ 6:38 pm
i will miss our twice amonth calls where you kept me updated on all the old kids. best buddy within our usual hour plus talks we usually had a answer to all the world problems.
September 27, 2016 @ 7:42 pm
Ted, Marisa, and Family,
Your family has our deepest sympathy upon the loss of John. May God comfort, encourage, and support each one of you during this difficult time. Each one of you will be in our thoughts/prayers. May God bless each one of you.
In Christian Love,
Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn
October 2, 2016 @ 10:05 am
Praise God you had a dad to whom so many loved and respected. My codolences. Now he rests . Prayers for comfort for ya’ll in this time of sorrow.Gods Blessings