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Roger W. Wilkinson

April 24, 1944 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Roger Wilkinson Obituary

Roger W. Wilkinson, age 79, of North Freedom passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at his home. He was born on April 24, 1944 in Arena, WI, the son of Louis and Doris Wilkinson. He married the love of his life Sharon Berger on August 20, 1966 at the Lutheran Church in Cambria, WI. They were married for 51 years.

After getting married in 1966, they lived in Evansville, WI. This is where he started his teaching career, received his Masters Degree, and then had their first child, Larry. In 1971 they moved to the farm they purchased together by North Freedom. He taught school at Grand Avenue in Prairie du Sac for 7 years. In 1978 the dairy cows arrived and they started a new career in dairy farming, working beside Sharon everyday and raising their 3 sons. He retired from dairy farming in 2012. After retiring he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, traveling, camping in his truck camper, and visiting with his brothers, sisters, relatives, and  friends.

Roger is survived by his 3 sons, Larry (Jeni) Wilkinson of North Freedom, Gregory (Jackie) Wilkinson of North Freedom, and Dean (Amber) Wilkinson of Cambria; 4 grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor, Alyson, and Erik; 8 siblings, Helen Witte, Virginia (Joel Walker) Murphy, Rachel Corey, Kendall (Margaret) Wilkinson, Beverly (Doug) Scott, Tony (Tami) Wilkinson, Tom (Michele) Wilkinson, Tim (Cathy) Wilkinson; brother-in-law Robert Berger; and numerous nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his wife Sharon in 2017; his parents; daughter-in-law Tina Wilkinson; 3 brother-in-laws, Gary Witte, Tom Murphy, and Bill Corey; father and mother-in-law Elvin and Norma Berger.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 12 at 11 AM at the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with Pastor David Karow officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom with luncheon to follow at the church. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service at the church Tuesday. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 11 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Grasse Funeral Home in Reedsburg. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
December 11, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grasse Funeral Service - Reedsburg
312 N. Park Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 12, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Johns Lutheran Church (Rock Springs)

Interment

Oak Hill Cemetery, North Freedom

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