Theodore Wilke Obituary

Theodore Oral Wilke
Theodore Oral Wilke

March 21, 1929 - December 21, 2019
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Ted Wilke passed away on Dec 21, 2019 at home in Anchorage Alaska.
Ted served in the Merchant Marines and the Navy where he met his wife Beverly, also in the Navy. Ted and Bev married in 1954. Eventually making their home in Newark Calif., where they raised their four children.
Ted was the neighborhood "big kid"; street baseball, front yard volleyball games were the family favorites. Neighborhood kids would knock on the door asking "can Ted come out and play?" Ted did not like to pass up a game or loose one either.
Ted and his wife moved to Anchorage February 1976. He had a successful local business, Willodell Enterprise, remodeling AC stores, native schools and public buildings; allowing him to travel and fly throughout the state. He was an experienced pilot.
Ted is survived by his wife, Beverly of Anchorage; son Patrick Wilke of Palmer; daughters Beth Stewart of Vancouver Wash, Theresa Wilke-Arnoux of Auburn Wash, and Karen Cervantez of Salida Calif; granddaughters Jenna Marvin, Melissa Carroll and Alissa Dias; great granddaughters Payton and Madelyn Marvin, Stella Dias and Emelyn Attebery; brother and his wife Jim and Maurine Wilke of Anaheim Calif and sister Katherine Easterly of Post Falls Idaho.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff of Providence Hospice who assisted in his final days.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your favorite charities.

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