Richard W. Wilkin

Born: Sat., Nov. 21, 1925
Died: Wed., Apr. 25, 2012

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Richard W. "Doc" Wilkin, age 86, of Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Oblong, Illinois, died Wednesday April 25, 2012 at the Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa. Born November 21, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Dr. Clinton H. Wilkin, DPS and L. Grace (Miller) Wilkin. On April 17, 1954 he married Margaret Jo Jarboe and she survives. Doc was employed by the Oblong School District as a Speech Therapist; Oblong Grade School Basketball, Baseball and Track Coach; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of the United Methodist Church, Oblong, Illinois; Graduate of Oblong High School, Class of 1944; Graduated from E.I.U. 1951 with a degree in speech therapy; member of the Robinson Elks Lodge #1188, Robinson, Illinois; Illinois Retired Teachers Association; National Education Association. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, sports enthusiast and Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Bill and Jean Wilkin, Fulton, Illinois; Jim and Silvana Wilkin, Oblong, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Courtney and husband Chris Radke, Sarah and husband Micaiaah Lufcy, Andrew and wife Jackie Wilkin, Colleen and Fiance' Travis Temple, Quinn Wilkin, Katy Wilkin and Jake Wilkin; five great grandchildren, Caden Wilkin, Owen Radke, Sophia Lufcy, Chloe Wilkin and Hudson Radke. Preceding him in death were his father, Dr. Clinton H. Wilkin; mother, Grace Wilkin and an uncle, Robert Miller.

Funeral service will be Monday April 30, 2012 at 10:00 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois, with Pastor Phil Boyd officiating. There will be visitation Sunday April 29, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois and Monday two hours prior to the time of service. Military Rites will be conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post #219. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; ASPCA or St. Judes Children's Hospital with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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