Allen E. Wilkey, 85, of El Paso, IL passed away at 7:28 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at his residence.
He was born on December 22, 1935 in El Paso, IL a son of Sydney Earl and Sadie Marguerite Hollis Wilkey. He married Mildred L. “Mickie” Durst on April 4, 1954 in Hudson, IL. She passed away on September 20, 1999.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy (Ed) Riedel of Loami, IL; one son, Greg (Sandy) Wilkey of Gay, GA; eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Eva Jane Scott.
Allen worked at Pfister Hybrid Company in El Paso for 45 years.
The family would like to thank Tosha Bergquist, Tricia Blaskey, Tina Scott and the OSF Home Hospice Team.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Pastor Russell Zehr will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial will follow the services at Evergreen Township Cemetery in El Paso.
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