Donald Wilkinson 1929 - 2011

Paid family tribute

Wilkinson, Donald, age 82, passed away June 24, 2011. Mr. Wilkinson was born to Hubert and Edith Wilkinson on April 25, 1929, in Canton, Illinois. He was a Korean War Veteran and was a member of the 1st Infantry Division, Big Red One, on their first mission to Vietnam. Mr. Wilkinson loved life and was an avid golfer, nature lover and was devoted to his beloved dog. Mr. Wilkinson is survived by his daughter Susan (Mike) Murphy, Sisters Shirley Servis of Havana, Illinois and Marjorie Sexton of Peoria, Illinois and grandchildren Christine (Kris) Long, Daniel (Kayla) Moralez, Alexandria and Elissa Karasek, and 5 great-grandchildren, whom he all adored. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Lucas Wilkinson and Brothers Ronald, Robert, Jim, Lee, and Fred. No Services at this time. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials can be made to The Wichita Humane Society, 3313 N Hillside St. Wichita, Ks 67220.

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