|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1920|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 2010|
North Dakota, USA
Mary J. Wilkinson, 90 of Moorhead, formerly Downer, Minnesota, died Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Sanford Hospital, Fargo.
Mary Jane, daughter of Ray and Myrtle (Cook) Pender, was born March 30, 1920 near Baker, MN. She attended District 58 Country School, graduating from Barnesville High School in 1938 and attended M.S.C. in Moorhead, now Minnesota State University Moorhead.
She married Milton H. Wilkinson on February 9, 1941 at Glyndon Congregational Church. They made their home in Downer. For 20+ years she was employed with Mainline Potato Company.
Mary Jane was an active member and Elder of the Baker-Downer Westminster Presbyterian Church, the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries and National Women's Organization.
She is survived by three sons, Milton (Kathy) Wilkinson of Franklin Lake, MN, John (Lorna) Wilkinson of West Fargo, ND and David Wilkinson of Moorhead, MN; two daughters, Jeralyn Fromm of Fargo and Romona Daugherty of Perley, MN; 13 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Walter (Mary Lou) Pender of Glyndon and one sister, Colleen (Bill) Fuller of McMinnville, OR; three sisters-in-law, Myrtle Pender, Dorothy Pender both of Moorhead and Bea Wilkinson of Fargo; one brother-in-law, Don Short of Fargo and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Milton, Sr.; her parents, one son, Frances; four brothers, Howard, Raymond, Jerry and Bruce and two sisters; Helen Austin and Donna Rae Short.
Funeral service: Thursday at 11:00 in the Baker-Downer Westminster Presbyterian Church, Baker, Minnesota. Visitation: Wednesday from 5-8 with a prayer service at 7 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville and two hours before the service on Thursday, at the church.
Raymond Pender (1895 - 1935)
Myrtle Lillian Cook Johnston (1897 - 1997)
Milton Howard Wilkinson (1919 - 1991)*
Francis Ray Wilkinson (1947 - 1968)*
Mary Jane Pender Wilkinson (1920 - 2010)
Helen Kathleen Pender Austin (1921 - 2006)*
Raymond James Pender (1922 - 1966)*
Howard Orris Pender (1925 - 2007)*
Bruce Wallace Pender (1926 - 1965)*
Gerald C Pender (1931 - 1982)*
Donna Rae Pender Short (1933 - 2001)*
Maintained by: T Burt
Originally Created by: Marjorie
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
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Added: Jan. 1, 2016