Delores Wilkening Aug. 25, 1931 - Dec. 18, 2013
GRANITE FALLS - Delores Wilkening age 82 of Granite Falls passed away Wednesday, December 18th at the Granite Falls Manor. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 4th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls. Online guestbook: www.wingbain.com
Delores Annalee (Meyer) Wilkening, daughter of Dean & Ella (Shelstad) Meyer, was born August 25, 1931 in Ortonville, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran in Correll, MN. Delores graduated from Appleton High School.
On October 24, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton, Delores was united in marriage to Donald Leo Wilkening. Their union was blessed with three children. Delores was a homemaker and childcare provider and an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church working on the womens activities, circles, singing in the church choir and teaching Sunday school. She enjoyed playing piano, reading, baking cookies and breads, vegetable and flower gardening, bird watching, homemaker's group and sewing. The light of Delores' life was when the grandchildren and great grandchildren would come for visits! She truly enjoyed them and took time to play with each one of them! Delores and Don attended countless Christmas programs, concerts, recitals and sporting events.
She is survived by her daughter: Anita Wilkening of Seattle, WA; two sons: Gregory (& Pamela) Wilkening of Granite Falls and Bradley (&Shelly) Wilkening of Becker; five grandchildren: Kristina (& Jesse) Eisenbacher, John Wilkening, Zachary Wilkening all of Granite Falls, Josie Wilkening and Jena Wilkening both of Becker; three great-grandchildren: Ayva Jo Wilkening of Hutchinson, Braden Eisenbacher and Emma Lee Eisenbacher both of Granite Falls; brother Donald (& Helen) Meyer, sister Louise Olson, and brother-in-law Derald Wilkening all of Appleton, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Wilkening, her parents Dean & Ella Meyer, her in-laws Leo and Mary Wilkening and brother-in-laws: Leroy (& Darlene) Wilkening and Roger Olson.