Kenneth A. Wilke
- August 16, 1931 - May 4, 2012
- Omaha, Nebraska
of Kenneth's Passing
- The family suggests memorials be made to the Children's Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
8200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114
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So sorry to hear about your dad. I have childhood memories of playing at your home when we were in grade school and especially jumping...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Katie DeSciose - Omaha, NE
“Kenny Wilke was a really nice guy! My earliest memory of him was immediately after his and Peg's wedding. There was a lot of activities around his...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Wilke - Aurora, CO
“Giselle, Terri & Peggy,
I was so sad to read your Dad's obituary in the paper. He was really a wonderful Patriarch & I am sure many special...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Mary & Jack Kawa - Omaha, NE
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Kenny's presence will be missed by all who knew him.
Enjoyed getting together .
My...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dorothy Albert - Dunlap, IA
“Peggy & Family, So saddened to hear of Kenny's sudden death. He will be missed by all! I really got to know you two after all the trips to : the farm...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jan & Nick Mallas - Boone, IA
“My first memories of Kenny are of going to McDonald's in Omaha, sometime in mid 60's. I didn't know what it was and there was a big buildup ahead of...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Danny O'Nelll - Kansas City, MO
“Giselle and family, I am truly sorry, but Kenney was wanted for a bigger job somewhere up high. Probably to take care of all his brothers. He'll walk...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Janis Boehmer - Omaha, NE
“Giselle and Family, I was sadden to hear of the loss of your Dad.. I have so many very fond memories of your mom and dad and family. We do know Ken...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Halstead Green - Marshfield, MO
“Our condolences to Peg and the family, as well as our prayers
Kenny was kind and generous to family and others, and passed those great values as...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kelly and Cindy O'Neill - NJ
“Thank you for everything you have taught me. You made me who I am today, and I thrive to be a better person just like you. You never judged us for...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kendel Rowe - Omaha, NE
“Uncle Kenny was a wonderful man. He was a great example to all of us and we will truly miss him. May he rest in peace.
11 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Bates - Denver, CO - niece
“Uncle Kenny left an undebatable mark on every life he touched. He was a great man that was quick to share his hand, his smile, his advice and...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Brian P. O'Neill - Denison, IA
“Uncle Kenny was a good man. Never will forget his last birthday party. Would like you to get hold me before the funeral. Call mom & dad or whatever...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Wilke - Council bluffs, IA
Kenneth Arthur Wilke was born August 16, 1931, to William and Magdalena (Sonntag) Wilke in Earling, Iowa. Kenny was raised in rural Earling and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School. Kenny then entered the United States Navy and proudly served his country from 1951 ~ 1955. On May 24, 1956, Kenny married Peggy O'Day in Shelby, Iowa. The couple lived in Omaha their entire married life. They began working at the Town & Country Mobile Home Park in 1965 eventually taking ownership of the park. They lived there for 48 years.
Kenny was a member of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Omaha. He enjoyed working and keeping a meticulous yard. He also enjoyed horse racing and going to the casino. Kenny loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Kenny died on Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home in Omaha at the age of 80 years, eight months and 18 days.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marjorie Schaefer, Doret Sonntag and infant sister, Stella; nine brothers, Elroy, Sylvan, Virgil, Don, Norbert, Joe, Raymond, and Billy Wilke and infant brother, William Wilke. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Wilke of Omaha, Nebraska; three children, Giselle Wilke, Terri and her husband Ronald Talacko and Kevin Wilke and his wife Suzanne all of Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Wilke and his wife Monica of Panama, Iowa and Gary Wilke and his wife Mary Ella of Portsmouth, Iowa; sister, Betty Finken of Earling, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.