Bonnie Lou Wilken, 84, of Sedalia died March 16, 2013 at University Medical Center in Columbia.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in rural Crawford County Iowa, the daughter of Raymond A. and Opal (Walworth) Crampton.
She attended schools in rural Crawford County and graduated from Wall Lake Iowa High School in 1946. She attended Normal school and taught school for three years. In May of 1949, in Wall Lake, Iowa, she married Paul J. Wilken, who survives of the home. The couple farmed in the Crawford and Sac County Iowa areas until they settled south of Sedalia in 1971. She worked in retail for several years and volunteered at Open Door. She was an active member of: Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sedalia, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Quilters and the card clubs at church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Don and an infant son, Neil.
Besides her husband she is survived by, one daughter Nancy (Russell) Shewmaker of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sons, Charles (Deborah) Wilken of Chanute , Kan. and Bill
(Debra) Wilken of Cole Camp; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Herb and Bob Crampton, and one sister Eula Mae Freese.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 19 at Our Savior Lutheran Church Sedalia.
Memorials are suggested to The Radio Ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sedalia.
Arrangements were under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.