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Harold Wilkinson

October 3, 1922 — October 18, 2015

Harold Ray Wilkinson, 93, died Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Regional West Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Chappell Cemetery with Masonic and military honors.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holechek Funeral Home in Chappell.

Memorials in Harold’s name may be designated to the Chappell Masonic Lodge #205 or the Garden County Health Services Foundation- Nursing Home.

Harold was born October 3, 1922, in Chappell, Nebraska, to Pearl (Wilds) and Frank Wilkinson. He attended rural grade school. In 1940, he graduated from Deuel County High School.

After graduation Harold moved to Washington, D.C., and started his government career with the U.S. Civil Service Commission. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, and was discharged in Florida in 1945.

He re-entered government service in 1948 with the U.S. Postal Service, Fitzsimons Army Hospital, and the General Services Administration. He retired in 1979 from the General Services Administration in San Franscisco, California, after more than 30 years of government service.

He was united in marriage in 1942 to Ruby Griffith. Three daughters were born to this union, Judy, Carol, and Linda. The marriage ended in divorce.

In 1958, he married Wanda (Brown) Dormann, formerly of Chappell.
After Harold retired, he returned to Chappell to farm and to care for his mother, Pearl Thurston. He and Wanda remarried in 1987, and Chappell was their home until the time their health required them to move to Oshkosh to the nursing home where he died.

Harold was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Favaron of Atlanta, Georgia,
and Carol Ankram and her husband Chip of San Antonio, Texas; three step-children, Paul McKinney and wife Darcie of Manistee, Michigan, Barbara Garcia of Chappell, and Randy Dormann of Oshkosh; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda; daughter, Linda; brother, Glenn; and one great-granddaughter.
Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is serving the Wilkinson family.
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