Beverly Ann Wilkens, age 75 of Sauk Centre, Minn. died surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at her home in Sauk Centre.
Posted Feb. 1, 2013
Funeral services were held, Jan. 30, 2013 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Rebecca Thomas officiating. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Serving as Pallbears were Fred Arceneau, Dick Thull, John Neussendorfer, Dick Kivimagi, Lyle Kovar, Dean Pearson, Jody Olson and Jim Weber. Honorary Pallbears were Jack C. Johnson, Bill Narum, Linus Thull, Wayne Thull, John Kuntz, Bob Walch, Dick Schaeffer, Duane Clark, Bernard Green and her very dear friends.
Beverly Ann Wilkens was born March 13, 1937, in Dickinson, N.D., daughter of Jacob and Fayetta (Nichols) Johnson. She grew up and attended grade school in Stark County, graduated in 1954 from Model High School in Dickinson and attended Dickinson State College for two years.
She married John C. Wilkens on September 14, 1958, at Daglum Lutheran Church in New England, N. D. She worked at the Dairy Queen in New England from 1958 to 1959, Hettinger County Herald in 1959, bookkeeper for Western Implement in 1960, and drove school bus for Zenker-Wilkens bus line from 1968 to 1975. In 1973 she started selling Avon; Beverly sold Avon until 1989 when she moved to Sauk Centre, Minn. From 1989 to 2011 she was a bookkeeper for Thull Construction in Greenwald, Minnesota. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, Minn.
She is survived by her four children, Darla Stanford of Galveston, Texas, Wesley (Sheila) Wilkens of Parshall, N.D., Jana (Mark) Quade of Sauk Centre, Minn. and Starla (John) Arceneau Belgrade, N.D.; nine grandchildren, Jacob, Beau, Kayla, Brandon, Brett, Santana, Shania, Cory and Colton; one great grandson, Dawson Wolbeck; and two great granddaughters, Samantha and Rylee Wilkens.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John; two sons-in-law, Michael Salveson and John Stanford; her parents; brothers, Jack Jr. and Wiley Johnson; sisters, Shirley Kasberg, Ardath Nichols, Bonita Duncan and Roberta Kivimagi.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.