Irene Wilkinson

Irene E. Wilkinson

1920 – 2010

Irene Elizabeth Wilkinson, daughter of Bernard and Teresa (Tunink) Von Bonn was born November 5, 1920 at Petersburg, NE. 

She was baptized at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE, attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from the eighth grade at St. Boniface Catholic School in Elgin, NE.

On December 31, 1941, she was united in marriage with Max Wilkinson at Elgin, NE. 

They made their home southwest of Elgin, NE until moving northwest of Elgin in 1961. She was a housewife and raised their children. 

In 2007, she moved into Elgin where she resided until entering the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE in February 2010.

Irene was a member of the “Out Our Way” club, enjoyed playing bingo and loved bowling. 

She passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE at the age of 89.

Irene is survived by four children: Ron Wilkinson and wife Sharon of Elgin, NE; Max Wilkinson Jr. (Bud) and wife Teresa of Elgin, NE; Dean Wilkinson and wife Linda of Oakdale, NE; Lois Buffington and husband Alan of Ft. Collins, CO; one daughter-in-law: Sharon Wilkinson of Elgin, NE; one sister: Sally Wood of Colorado Springs, CO; eleven grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Max in 1989; son Gary; daughter Patsy; grandson Randy; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ray Avidano and Mark Polifka officiating. Music was provided by organist, Kay Crosier. 

Pallbearers for the funeral were Dick and Steve Von Bonn, Dale and Stanley Wilkinson, Duane Esau, and Rick Penne. Burial followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE.

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