Ilene J. Wilkinson, age 83 of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Mount Hope, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. She was born January 20, 1937 in De Soto, WI, the daughter of Edwin and Fae (Marshall) Sletten. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1955 and later married her husband of 61 years, Jerry Wilkinson on January 17, 1959. Ilene became involved in her community early in life, starting a Girl Scout Troop at the age of 18. She was an active member of the Mount Hope United Methodist Church and served as the Mount Hope village treasurer for 30 years. Ilene also worked at Mount Hope Restaurant and Fenmore Hills Hotel in Fennimore, WI. She loved reading, antiquing, and playing cards.
She is survived by her husband; her son Kevin (Deb) Wilkinson; her daughter Karen (Gary) Welter; her brother Larry (Sally) Sletten, her sister Bonnie Lockman; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Clair and Elf Sletten.
Due to current health concerns, funeral services will be held privately with Pastor Cheryl Weaver officiating and burial in the Patch Grove Cemetery in Patch Grove, WI.
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