Marion E. Wilke

May 6, 1922 - March 14, 2020

Marion E. Wilke


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Marion E. Wilke, 97, of Belvidere, IL passed away on March 14, 2020. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Poplar Grove, IL to Warren and Ethel (Kelly) Church. She married her sweetheart, Howard C. Wilke, on October 4, 1947 in Rockford, IL. Marion was a 1940 graduate of   Belvidere High School. She worked for 1st Federal Savings as a New Accounts Teller retiring in 1984. Marion was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Belvidere. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Methodist Women, Monday Nighters, Highland Hospital Aux. Women, Belvidere Woman’s Club and the Boone County Historical Museum. Marion loved crossword puzzles, knitting, and baking. She was an avid newspaper reader. But most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Marion will be dearly missed by her children, Diane (Shirley Malone) Wilke, Marilynn (Lynn Carpenter) Wilke and Charles (Dianne) Wilke; her grandchildren, Scott (Emily) Carpenter and Jacquie (Jeffrey) Hall; great-grandchildren, Brianna Carpenter and Jorja Hall; and her nieces, Sandy Free and Marcia Lindgren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her two brothers-in-laws; three sister-in-laws; and three nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Wesley Willows and Mercy Health Hospice.

Marion’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2020.
To access the live stream, please visit Marion’s obituary page at Private burial in Livingston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Willows or a charity of your choice in Marion’s honor. Family requests all memorials be sent to Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.  

Service Schedule

Friday, March 20, 2020
11:00 am

Marion’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2020.


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I’m so sorry for your loss!

Rose Malone 2020-03-20T11:33:34

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to each of her loved ones.

Chris Lawson 2020-03-20T09:52:52

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers with you all.

Dorothy Smaglick 2020-03-20T08:31:10

My sincere condolences, Diane, Marilyn, Chuck and families! An SO glad I got my mom and myself to see Marion not so long ago. Not so many “old maids” left, but they will not be forgotten! Be well.


Claudia Newport 2020-03-19T09:04:21

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Sending thoughts, prayers and lots of love.

WIth deep sympathy,

Jon 2020-03-18T18:47:50

Sending prayers at the difficult time. May you be comforted by memories and thoughts from those supporting you from afar. Much love always, Marc.

Marc 2020-03-18T18:31:26

Diane I’m so sorry to see the passing of your mom. So many great memories from church and your dad and mom at the old church. Take care to you and your family. Sincerely In Gods Love

Linda Clair 2020-03-18T14:44:17

Diane and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marion’s passing. She was a sweet lady and always fun to be with. We will all miss her at Woman’s Club. May your family find peace and comfort in knowing that she will s now resting with the angels.

Vicki Edwards 2020-03-18T10:53:37

Sad to hear of the loss of your mother.
Such nice memories of her…and your home family.

Marcia Neufer Ruth 2020-03-17T19:26:38

Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady. Seems weird all our parents are gone, guess that means we have gotten older too. Again my condolence at this terrible time when we can’t be with you in person.
Sue (Carlson)

Susan Sterling 2020-03-17T15:44:07

Chuck & Diane,
So sorry for your loss.

Linda & Ed

Linda Way 2020-03-17T15:26:17

Marilyn, I am sorry to hear about your Mom. Prayers to you and your family.

John Meyers 2020-03-17T08:57:56


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