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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Francis Wilke
January 11, 1928 - January 28, 2019

Place of Birth: Stanley, North Dakota
Residence: Stanley, North Dakota
Age: 91

Charles "Francis" Wilke, 91, of Stanley, ND, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Mountrail County Health Center in Stanley.

Francis Wilke was born January 11, 1928 in Stanley, ND, to Franz and Nina (Peters) Wilke. He attended school in Stanley, graduating in 1947. He married Ruth Woolhiser on October 6, 1957 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

He farmed for many years on the family homestead south of Stanley. He worked for over 30 years at the TTT Ranch for Fred Evans and was a long-time treasurer of Sikes Township. Francis loved life on the farm and spending time with his family. This past summer all his children and grandchildren were home and celebrated his 90th birthday.

Francis is survived by his son, Carl (Lou-Anne) of Mesa, AZ; daughters Patricia (Tom) Marx of Drake, ND and Lenore (Dan) Pausig of Minot, ND; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Betty LaBrant of Seattle, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Phyllis Lund Iverson (Tioga, ND)
Jan 29, 2019
my deepest condolences to Francis's family. He was such a nice sweet man as was Ruth. May he RIP God Bless
Jim and Kathy Ellingson (Stanley, ND)
Jan 29, 2019
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Francis’s family at this time. May your memories last forever.
Candy peterson (Mandan , ND)
Jan 29, 2019
So sorry for your loss. He was a very special man. Always loved seeing your mom and dad when i would come out to the farm
Marleen Weflen (Chandler, AZ)
Jan 29, 2019
My sincere sympathy to the Wilke family. You have wonderful memories to treasure.
Kimi, Karl, and Colton Wisniowicz (Buckley, Washington)
Jan 30, 2019
Carl, Patti, & Lenore,

All of our love is sent your way, we are so incredibly blessed for the summer we got to meet Frances and Ruth. Gma Betty is SUCH a big influence in my life, and so many times picking up her phone as a child and hearing Frances day after day I remember chatting with him constantly from afar always checking on her we all can be so lucky to have that loving relationship. I know he's rubbing elbows with Gpa Gene right now smiling down on us! We love you all and wish we could give you hugs :) If you can see my email or phone number please feel free to contact me anytime I would love to get in touch! We love to travel and would love to come and see you! If not, feel free to get my info from Art or Jeff LaBrant.

Again, much love and prayers sent your way.
Carol Ann Jones (Stanley, North Dakota)
Jan 30, 2019
So sorry to have to say goodbye to Francis. I will miss our political discussions and his wonderful sense of humor so much. My heart goes out to all of you. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed so much.
Laurie Eckert (Independence , MO)
Feb 1, 2019
You were one of a kind and will surely be missed! Thank you for allowing me to care for you during my time in Stanley. I am blessed to have known you!
Ryder Bruhn (Minot, ND)
Feb 1, 2019
My condolences to the family. He was an amazing man. I wish I could have been there for the service. Thinking of everyone.
Tammi Colbenson (Stanley, ND)
Feb 2, 2019
Deepest sympathy to all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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