Theresa Wilkes

October 5, 1931 - July 28, 2022

Theresa D. Wilkes, 90, of Hokah, MN, died on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at her home.

She was born in Hokah on October 5, 1931, to Theodore and Anna (Feldmeier) Hafner. She married Francis R. Wilkes on February 14, 1953, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Hokah. Theresa had worked as a nurse before moving with Francis to their farm in Hokah. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and crafting. Theresa was a very active member of St. Peter’s Parish.

She is survived by seven children: Rosann (Ken) Klutzke of Roseville, MN, Jean (Geoff) Wood of Dade City, FL, Judy (Gene) Davis of Lake Mills, WI, Betty (Ed) Schiefelbein of Hastings, MN, Sue Sloan of Frisco, TX, Joan (Dan) Meiners of Sun Prairie, WI, and Kathy (Tim) Kruse of Caledonia; a son-in-law, Mike Harris of Arkdale, WI; daughter-in-law, Andrea Wilkes of Bethesda, MD; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; her parents; three daughters, Lucy Wilkes, Mary Harris and Vicki Wilkes, and two sons, Charles and Joseph.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 5, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Monsignor Gerald Kosse and Father John L. Evans will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Hokah. Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crescent from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the church on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Catholic Church and School.