HAROLD EDWARD WILKINSHarold E. Wilkins, 89, of Wrenshall, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
Harold E. Wilkins, 89, of Wrenshall, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
He was born Jan. 25, 1923 in Shevlin, MINN., to John and Agnes Wilkins.
Harold served his country as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to the Wrenshall area in 1964 and worked as a lineman for numerous contractors and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Harold also worked as a farmer and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wrenshall.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dale; one granddaughter, Michelle Lee; one brother, Lloyd; and three sisters, Lila Harris, Ruth Harris, and Fern Naramore.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle of 62 years of marriage; four daughters, Donna (Bill) Kelley, Karen (William) Schneider, Darlene (Ron) Eng, and Alice (Cliff) Kloepfer); 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 until the 11 a.m. funeral service in St. John's Lutheran Church in Wrenshall. Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Nicholson-Sellgren VFW Post 2962 of Carlton, followed with a luncheon in the church social hall. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net
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