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Albert W. Wilke
Albert Al W. Wilke, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28th at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
Born on Feb. 22, 1928, to Anton and Clara (Mickey) Wilke in the Town of Wagner, he graduated from Wausaukee High School and married Frances Beyer on July 28, 1956 at St. Adelbert's Catholic Church in Menominee.
After high school he drove truck for Marinette Flower and Feed, school bus for the Wausaukee School District and operated his own farm. He then worked at Scott Paper Mill for 32 years retiring in 1994. A member of SS. Joseph & Edward Parish, Men's Club at church, Loomis American Legion Post #476, Scott Paper Mill Retirees and Marinette Knights of Columbus Council #719, he loved spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren's games and working on tractors and cars.
He is survived by his wife Frances; two sons, Stephen (Janice) Wilke and David (Darlene Walker) Wilke both of Marinette; a daughter, Joyce (Tim) Garceau of Porterfield; a sister, Henrietta Charland of Marinette; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton & Clara; a sister, Mary Ann Wilke; four brothers, Leonard (Bud), Lawrence, Wilfred, and Cornelius and a great-granddaughter, Danielle.
Family and friends called at SS Joseph and Edward Parish on Saturday, Aug. 31st until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.with Rev. William Stengel officiating. Burial was in St. Edward Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
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