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Hope Marie Wilken

December 10, 1933 - February 17, 2019
From: Everly, IA
Hope Marie Wilken

Hope Marie Wilken

Born: December 10, 1933
Died: February 17, 2019
Age: 85

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  Hope Marie Wilken, the daughter of Hans and Lillian Meelhause Dwinger, was born December 10, 1933 in Hartley, IA.  She received her early education in Country Schools and later graduated from Everly High School in 1951.

     Hope married John Wilken on March 6, 1970, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, IA.  Following their marriage, they moved into Everly.  Hope worked at the Everly Elevator from 1952 to 1970, she also worked part time at Everly City Hall from 1989 to 1996.  She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, and very active in organizing Everly Dinner Dates and many All School Reunions.

     On February 17, 2019, Hope passed away at Hartley Community Memorial Health Center at the age of 85.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

     Hope in survived by her daughter and her husband, Julie and Loren Ehlers of Oakland, NE; three grandchildren: Lillian, Landon and Logan; one sister, Ann Mincer of Spencer, IA; other relatives and friends.    

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Kevin Goeken
Bob Goeken
Dick Goeken
Jeff Mincer
Steve Mincer
Dave Hoye

Tom Goeken
Jim Mincer
Kevin Mincer
John Goeken
Will begin at 3:00pm on Wednesday with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
"Beyond The Sunset"
By Gary Klett
Congregational Hymns
"How Great Thou Art"
"In The Garden"
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:33 AM
“So sorry for you

Our sympathy to you and your family, Julie! Your mom was very special to many and will not be forgotten! She has a special place in heaven! May Jesus wrap his arms around you and yours!
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:44 PM
“Julie & Family—we send our sympathy to you & your family. May God spread his arms around you during these sorrowful days. Always enjoyed working at Hope Lutheran with Hope. Loved to tease her & her teasing back—lots of fond memories. ”
- John & Nancy Heuck
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“Julie and Family. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I always enjoyed chatting with her, such a kind person. Now your guardian angel. My prayers to all of you”
- Deb Wilcox
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. ”
- Danielle Graves
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“So sorry for you, Julie and your family! She was always such a pleasant lady to be around. God bless her and your family!”
- Tia
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:43 PM
“We treasured our years as Hope's neighbors back in the 80s-90s. She truly shared her heart and her smile with us each day! Hope will truly be missed here, but will be welcomed home with open arms...just as Hope would do for all who knew her! Our hugs and prayers!”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:19 PM
“Julie and Family, so sorry to hear about Hope's passing. I know she and Grandma (Linda) got along well and enjoyed having each other to talk to and have meals with at the nursing home. She was always very sweet and kind. I will remember her fondly.”
- Jessica Russell
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