Robert J. Wilks Sr.
January 25, 1943 – February 5, 2021
Robert J. Wilks Sr., 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2021 in DeWitt, Michigan.
He was born on January 25, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania and spent much of his life in Libertyville, Illinois. A 1961 graduate of Glenbrook High School in Northbrook, Illinois. Bob then attended Luther College and majored in Business before joining the Navy.
Bob loved his family and any kind of fishing and boating, and frequent boating trips in Lake Michigan were a staple of his life. He loved the time he spent in Pine Island, Florida, close to the Gulf with his friends. He was loved, quick-witted and funny, with little quips and comments that made everyone laugh. In his Professional life he started RJW Associates in 1974 and represented Plastics, Metals, and Die Casting companies as a successful Manufacturers Representative for 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy (Wuenschel) Wilks; his sister, Carol Ann Browning; and his brother, Steven Wilks. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Robert Wilks Jr .of Tampa, FL, Jeff (Cara) Wilks of Dewitt, MI, and Brad Wilks of Libertyville, IL; his daughter, Debbie Whited; his grandchildren, RJ, Frannie, Michael, and Estella; his nephew, Jimmy Browning; and his niece, Dorothy "Dee Dee" Browning.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's honor to the American Stroke Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
No services will be held at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at ww.tiffanyfuneralhome.com.
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Robert J. Wilks Sr.
February 25, 2021
Bobby, Jeff, Brad & the rest of the Wilks Family,
Sorry to hear about your Dad guys. Kerry and I have been thinking about you and your family. Sending prayers your way. I hope you are all well, stay safe and healthy.
Joe Rejczyk & Family