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Evangeline V. Wilkens

Evangeline V. Wilkens

Aug. 11, 1918 - Feb. 17, 2009

CLARA CITY -- Evangeline Virginia Wilkens, 90, of Clara City, died Tuesday at the Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are by Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City.

She was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Newkirk, Iowa, to Benjamin and Fannie (Beltman) te Grotenhuis. She graduated in 1935 from Newkirk High School as salutatorian of her class.

She married Cornelius Wilkens on May 24, 1939. They farmed near Archer, Iowa, and in 1958 moved to a farm near Maynard. They moved to Clara City in 1970. She worked several years at VSC in Clara City.

She was a member of Bethany Reformed Church.

She is survived by her daughter: Cheryl (and Dennis) Boike of Clara City; son: Roger (and Linda) Wilkens of Clara City; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister: Audrey Van Klompenburg of Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985; an infant son: Rodney; and one sister.