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Ronald Eugene Wilkerson

Male 1927 - 2010


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  • Name  Ronald Eugene Wilkerson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born  16 Jun 1927  Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ronald E. Wilkerson, son, male, white, age 2 10/12, single, did not attend school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, state code: 65, occupation none
    Census  1940  Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Ronald Wilkerson, son (code 2), male, white, age 11, single, attended school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 6 (code 6), born in Iowa (code 65), lived in the same house in 1935, residence was not a farm, occupation school (code 6)
    Residence  Jul 1975  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  May 1978  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Aug 1982  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Apr 1998  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Apr 2005  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died  10 Jun 2010  Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Obituary  12 Jun 2010  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Ronald E. Wilkerson, 82, of Wapello, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center.

      Services: 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello. Visitation: The family will meet friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. Father Joseph Sia will officiate services. Burial with military rites will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.

      A memorial fund has been established to benefit the Wapello Cemetery Road Fund and the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Columbus Junction.

      Mr. Wilkerson was born June 16, 1927, in Mount Union, the son of Loba and Myrtle Hensley Wilkerson. He married Shirley A. Moore June 15, 1949, in Nichols.

      He went to school in Mount Union and served in the U.S. Army.

      He was a farmer and had a turkey business. He operated a gas station before working for J. I. Case for 25 years, testing machinery on the experimental farm.

      He was a member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wapello, the Wapello VFW Post 5166, and the American Legion Hays Scott Post 112 of Morning Sun.

      He was also a member of the Indian Hills Golf and Country Club.

      He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and horseback riding. He loved the activities of his sons' football and wrestling and his grandchildrens' activities. In later years he enjoyed golfing and dancing.

      He was an avid Hawkeye fan and enjoyed horse racing especially the Kentucky Derby.

      He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Mike and wife, Gwen, Wilkerson and Dirk and wife, Marti, Wilkerson both of Wapello; three granddaughters, Melanie, Magan, and Lisa; four grandsons, Brady, Cory, Ryan and Nick; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilma Goudie and Helen Anderson and three brothers, Warren, Duane, and Maynard.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Ronald E. Wilkerson; Last Residence: 52653 Wapello, Louisa, Iowa; Born: 16 June 1927; Died: 10 June 2010; State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 53583699  [7
    • His grave is at the Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of No Reins

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012
    Buried  14 Jun 2010  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID  I56157  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Loba W. "Loby" Wilkerson,   b. 21 Feb 1895, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1975, Burlington Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Myrtle E. Hensley,   b. 5 Jun 1896, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1978, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Aug 1917  Nashville, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 14
    Alt. Marriage  7 Aug 1917  Nashville, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Indiana Marriage Records 
    • Groom: Lobie Wilkerson; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Date Of Birth: 21 February 1895; Groom's Place Of Birth: Monroe County, Indiana; Groom's Residence: Brown County, Indiana; Groom's Father: Sol Wilkerson; Groom's Mother: Sarah Chandler; Bride: Myrtle Hensley; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Date Of Birth: 5 June 1896; Bride's Place Of Birth: Brown County, Indiana; Bride's Residence: Brown County, Indiana; Bride's Father: Benjamin Hensley; Bride's Mother: Martha L. Chestnut; Date Of License: 4 August 1917; County Of License: Brown; Date Of Marriage: 4 August 1917; Place Of Marriage: Brown County, Indiana; Film Number: 1295893; Digital Folder Number: 4191667; Image Number: 00266; Number Of Images: 1
    Residence  Nov 1973  rural Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID  F22609  Group Sheet

    Family  Shirley Ann Moore 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22579  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5850] Wilkerson, Maynard Dean - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, August 9, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-31, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 10A, page number: 219; enumeration date: Mary 8 and 9, 1930

    3. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S7613] Moore, Woodrow Joseph (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, May 26, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S7615] Wilkerson, Ronald Eugene - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of the Muscatine Journal, June 12, 2010; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index.

    9. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 39-34, sheet number 5B, page number 492; enumeration date: April, 1940

    10. [S7637] Wilkerson, Loba W. "Loby" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 17, July 16, 1975; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S7636] Wilkerson, Myrtle E. (Hensley) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 23 May 11, 1978; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S3075] Wilkerson, Virgil "Warren" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, April 21, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S7640] Goudie, Wilma Bernice (Wilkerson) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 30, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S4074] Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 (Family Search and ancestry) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S3080] Wilkerson, Chad Douglas - Birth Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6, November 30, 1973; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).