Hettie R. Wilke

February 10, 1920 ~ March 17, 2019 (age 99)

Hettie R. Wilke, 99, of Woodstock passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley.

She was born in Boyceville, Wisconsin on February 10, 1920 to Leonard and Chole (Harbit) Baker.  She married Vernon Seelhoff in 1938.  He passed away in 1949.  She then married Walter Wilke in 1956, and he passed away in 1975.

Hettie was a member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Union.  She loved working on all kinds of crafts; and enjoyed gathering with friends to play cards. She was happiest when she was with her family.

She is survived by four sons; Vernon (Violet) Seelhoff, Charles (Barbara) Seelhoff, Ronald Seelhoff, Wayne (Diane) Wilke; stepdaughter, Virginia (Bernard) Danielson; stepsons, Gordon (Bonnie) Wilke, and James (Susan) Wilkes; also, ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; a brother, George; and three sisters, Emma, Laura, and her twin sister, Hattie.

The Visitation will be Friday March 22, 2019 from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am at the Schneider, Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock.  Pastor Caleb Schauer will preside.  Interment will follow in the McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock.

    In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church 6821 Main Street, Union, IL. 60180.


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