Johannes "John" Wilken

Johannes "John" Wilken

1932 - 2022

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Peacefully at Tilbury Manor Nursing Home, on Sunday September 11, 2022, Johannes “John” Bernard Wilken, age 90, beloved husband of the late Margaret (Vandenberg) Wilken (1990).  Born in Holland in 1932, son of the late Anna (Lucasen) and Hendrick Wilken.  

 

Loving father of Mary Faubert, Rick Wilken, Tom (Doris) Wilken and Theresa (Arthur) Matthews.  Dearest grandfather of 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.  Dear brother of Rita Burm and Conrad (Bonnie) Wilken.  He will also be sadly missed by daughter-in-law Deb Wilken and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Predeceased by his son Henry Wilken, sisters Helena Wilken, Elizabeth (Martin) VanDeHogen, Annie (Peter) Gielen and brother-in-law Theo Burm.. 

 

John worked for many years with CSX Railway until his retirement. 

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday September 17, 2022 at 10 AM in St. Ursula’s Church.  

 

Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. 

 

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Tilbury Manor. 

 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Saturday
17
September

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, September 17, 2022
St. Ursula's Church
205 Tweedsmuir Ave. West
Chatham, Ontario, Canada