October 10, 1938- November 18, 2012
Dick Wilkinson, 74, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Hot Springs, AR. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ankeny Funeral Home.
Dick was born October 10, 1938 in Ottumwa, IA to Ralph and Alma (Lames) Wilkinson. He grew up in Ottumwa, IA and graduated from Walsh Catholic High School in 1956. On June 13, 1959 Dick was united in marriage to Sue Ross at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton, Iowa. Dick spent 23 years in the welding industry as a Sales Manager for Praxair Distribution. Dick enjoyed the sport of horse racing as well as golfing, traveling and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Most of all,
Dick’s family held a special place in his heart.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sue Wilkinson; children, Christopher (Jan) Wilkinson, Micheal (Anne) Wilkinson, Mary Wilkinson, Jeffrey (Ginger) Wilkinson; grandchildren; Kelli, Chad, Kyle, Chris, Michelle, Linn, Nick, Trevor; great-grandchildren, Rainah, Miyah, Maddox; siblings, Alma Jean Coffin and Edward Wilkinson; and in-laws, Sally Cassidy, Pat (Cheryl) Ross, Joe Ross and Gerri Ross.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ron and Bob;
Memorial contributions may be directed to Dick’s family in his memory.Information provided by: Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory 1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50021 515.964.4674 www.ankenyfuneralhome.com