Walter L. (Bud) Wilkens Jr., 61, of Fort Branch, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6,
2012 at DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
He was born in Fairfield, Ill., Sept. 20, 1950, son of Walter L. Wilkens
Sr. (now deceased) and Ruby (Milner) Wilkens, who
Bud was a dispatcher for
Wayne Wilkens Trucking in Vincennes. He served in the U.S. Army reserves for six years.
Bud was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of the ABATE Club of
Indiana. He was a member of OlneyFirstBaptistChurch in Olney,
Besides his mother, Bud is
survived by a brother and three sisters, Wanda Shultz of Jasper, WinonaDrewes of Springfield, Ill., Wanita (Chuck) Pagel of Springville, and Wayne (Cindy) Wilkens
of Vincennes. He is also survived by eight nephews, two nieces, and eight great
nephews and nieces.
Services for Bud will be on
at Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Stodghill Funeral Home,
Ind. 168 West in FortBranch. Burial will be in WhiteChurchCemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be Friday,
Feb. 10, from at the
funeral home. Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Fort
Branch V.F.W. Post 2714 and American Legion Post 194 Saturday morning.