|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1929|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 2012|
Ronald Max Clare Wilke, 82 years old, returned to his Heavenly Father on July 2, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on December 4, 1929 in Boise Idaho to Alfred H. and Christella Marie (Bingman) Wilke. Ron was raised in Boise and attended Boise area schools.
He began his career with Idaho Power Company where he worked for many years including surveying the Hells Canyon and Brownlee Dams during their construction. He loved living in Idaho where he spent most of his life until his later years, where he split his time between Boise and Yuma, Arizona.
Ron had many interests but none he enjoyed more than restoring old cars and motorcycles. He was one of the co-founders of the Treasure Valley Model A Club where he enjoyed showing his classic Model A. Later he became a charter member of the Treasure Valley Mustang Club where he displayed several of his 1960's vintage Mustangs. He also enjoyed his prized Harley Davidson motorcycles and was called "Grandpa Harley" by many of his grandkids.
He had a deep affection for the outdoors in Idaho where he could be found fishing, hunting and riding ATV's. One of his passions was collecting Mobil Oil gas station antiques and displaying his collection for family and friends. He was active in the BLM archeology club in Yuma where he and Dorothy discovered an archeology site that is named the "Wilke Site".
Ron is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (Sparks) Wilke and his children, Cori (Dennis) Neihoff, of Boise, Ronald A. Wilke, of Boise, Christella Marie (Rod) Kelley, of Winchester, Idaho, Christine Wilke, of Orifino Idaho, Rhonda (Abel) Ornalas, of Garland, Texas, and Douglas (Lynn) Wilke, of Albany, Oregon. Ron loved his 19 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Steven Wilke and his brother, Richard Wilke.
A graveside service will be held at Meridian Cemetery at 11:00am on Friday July 6th 2012 at 895 East Franklin Road, Meridian Idaho (two blocks east of Meridian Road on Franklin Road). (bio by: Barb)
Alfred H Wilke (1891 - 1978)
Christella Marie Bingman Wilke (1900 - 1970)
Rodney Steven Wilke (1953 - 2005)*
Richard M Wilke (1924 - 2005)*
Ronald Max Clare Wilke (1929 - 2012)
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Maintained by: Amanda Fox
Originally Created by: Aaron
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40991821
May you rest in peace.|
Added: Jul. 5, 2012