- March 14, 1933 - September 15, 2016
- Menasha, Wisconsin
of Duaine's Passing
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“Doug, I am very sorry for your loss.
1 of 8 | Posted by: Kip Zilisch - WI
“I have many happy memories of Uncle Duaine. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jodi Hornick
“Really sorry for everyone's loss, he will be missed very much ! My sincere condolences Rita.
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jay Clark
“So sorry for your loss, Vicki and family. I so remember that smile of his and his jokes.
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lori Perket Polley
“Sorry for your loss. Cherish the fond memories.
5 of 8 | Posted by: John & Leanne Mazuroski
“Vicki, I see your father's smile and his reflection in you. God will hold your family. Love and memories will guide and comfort. Our heartfelt...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Leah & Hope DeShaney - Neenah, WI
“My heartfelt sympathy to Rita especially and Roger, Diane, Betty, and Chuck, too. Rita, you added such a spark to his life for the last thirty odd...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Wilke - Medina, OH
“Our heartfelt sympathy to Rita and all the family. God blessed us with 'Big Dew' and now he's by His side in heaven. Never to be forgotten, the...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jule & Paul Mattek - Green Bay, WI
Duaine A. "Dewey" Wilke, 83, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 surrounded by his family at home. Dewey was born on March 14, 1933 to John and Clara (Kamp) Wilke. Dewey served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Rita Uttecht on November 26, 1983. Dewey retired from Menasha Corporation after 40 years. He loved golfing, bowling, playing ping pong and was always up for playing any sports or games. Dewey also enjoyed traveling, trips to the casinos and just being on the "go". Visiting with Dewey was always an activity, he always wanted to be doing something, it could be ping pong or later on playing cards especially cribbage. Most of all he will be remembered for his great ability to make people around him laugh with his "Dewey isms". He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and set a wonderful example of what family meant. Dewey was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Menasha. Dewey is survived by his wife, Rita, his children; Vicki (Chris) Jensen, David (Mary) Wilke, Douglas (Lisa) Wilke, Tricia (David) Miller, Wayne (Mary) Uttecht, Luann Nickolas, Dave (Cathy) Uttecht, Debbie (Jim) Schmitz, Jeff (Mary) Uttecht, Julie Uttecht, Daniel Uttecht, Shelley (Dennis) Marks, 29 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, his brother, Roger (Diane) Wilke, a sister, Betty (Chuck) Seidl, sisters-in-law Shirley Wilke, Joey (Chuck) Albrecht, a brother-in-law, Dale Tiglas, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings; Sadie (Levi) Borchardt, Harold (Dorothy) Wilke, Melvin (Evelyn) Wilke, Jenny Pavelick, Russell Wilke, Dennis (Jess) Wilke, Vic (Agnes) Wilke, a granddaughter, Melissa, a son-in-law, Jeff Nickolas, his mother-in-law, Leone Ably and a sister-in-law, Shari Tiglas. The funeral service for Dewey will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 300 Broad st., Menasha. A time of visitation will be held on Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.