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Roger Eugene Wilkison

December 24, 1932 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 89)

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In Loving Memory of

Roger Eugene Wilkison

Roger Wilkison was born on December 24, 1932, in Egan, South Dakota to Kenneth and Ida Jensen Wilkison.  He grew up in southwest Minnesota and graduated from Fulda High School in 1950.  On September 10, 1952, Roger enlisted in the United States Air Force and on December 22, of that same year he and Arlene Dorpinghaus were married at St. Gabriel’s Church in Fulda, MN.  Following his honorable discharge on September 9, 1956, he returned to southwest Minnesota where they farmed and raised their four children.  Following their retirement, they made their home in Arizona and South Dakota before returning to Minnesota.  Roger passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, February 21, 2022, at his home in Fulda, MN at the age of 89.  He was a member of IHM Church in Currie, MN.  Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and camping.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene Wilkison of Fulda, MN, four children and their spouses, Donna and Kevin Erbes of Tracy, MN, Richard Wilkison and Ann Kirlin of Avoca, MN, Steven and Dorothy Wilkison of Hill City, SD, and Mark and Julie Wilkison of Mesa, AZ, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Nancy Bauer.

A private memorial service was held at St. Gabriel’s Church in Fulda, with interment to be at IHM Cemetery in Currie, MN.  Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.  To send condolences visit

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