Donald Wilcks

July 30, 1940December 24, 2018

On Monday, December 24, 2018, Donald Frederick Wilcks was brought home by the Lord. Don left this world surrounded by his family.

Don was born on July 30, 1940 to Herman Wilcks and Irma Leehman Wilcks in the family home on Mottsville.

Don attended Douglas County schools and graduated from Douglas County High School in 1959. He was active in FFA, basketball, and football.

Upon graduation, Don went to work for Meadow Gold Dairy in Genoa. After 12 years, he went to work for the Nevada Department of Transportation in March 1968 until his retirement in March 1998. He also worked part-time for the Town of Minden as an overseer for CVIC Hall in Minden. Don served as a Gardnerville Water Board member since 2006.

Don had a love for classic cars. He purchased a 1935 Ford at 19 years old and kept the car in pristine condition. Don was a longtime member of the Valley Cruisers Car Club, and in later years the Valley Dukes.

An avid fan of the San Francisco Giants, Don and his wife, Karen, spent many summer days at Candlestick and AT&T parks.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Irma Wilcks, as well as his brother, Ron. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen, and his sisters, Donna Talbott of Minden and Dianna Frank of Reno. Don had many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Don has requested donations to the Trinity Lutheran Men's Ministry.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 3, 2019

Donald Wilcks

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