Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Theodore Building Fund or Masses in care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Mr. Wilke is survived by his wife, Ruth Wilke nee Schuette of Moscow Mills, MO, son, Jeff (Gina) Wilke, son, Jack Wilke (Lacy Roberts Eisenbath), daughter, Aimee (Donald) Bader, son, Kenny (Megan) Wilke, brother, Mel (Diane) Wilke, brother, Art (Cindy) Wilke, sister, MaryAnn (Mike) Hoelting, sister, Alice (Pat) Scarry, sister, Joanie Wilke, grandchildren, Danielle, Nick and Emma Wilke, Marissa and Sophia Wilke and Tyler Eisenbath, Rachel and Lydia Bader, Evalena and Tristen Wilke
He was predeceased by his father, John Wilke Sr., mother, Marie Wilke nee Schulte, brother, Fr. Jim Wilke
Mr. Wilke enjoyed Cardinal baseball, hunting, and fishing with his grandson Nick. He never met a stranger. He loved working with wood and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Wilke is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was inducted into the St. Charles County Dartball Hall of Fame.