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Dennis R. Wilkinson

March 31, 2011

    Dennis R Wilkinson, 70, of Decatur, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Dennis was born on December 17, 1940, in Allen County.
    He married Joyce Tricker on November 26, 1966.
    He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and retired from International Harvester in August, 1988, with 30 years of service.
    He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
    Survivors include his wife, Joyce A. Wilkinson; three sons, Philip A. (Tracy) Wilkinson of Wake Forest, North Carolina; Anthony J. (Laura) Wilkinson of Downers Grove, Illinois; and Craig A. (Jennifer) Wilkinson of Madison, Wisconsin; two brothers, Paul (Sue) Wilkinson of Syracuse, Indiana, and Jim (Marilyn) Wilkinson of Columbia City, Indiana; one sister, Martha Willaby of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Katherine, Abigail, Jude, Seth, Evangeline, Alex, and Samuel; and his best friend, his chocolate Lab Baron.
    A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father Gabriel Msuya officiating.
    Memorials are to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, or for masses and can be made through Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
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