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Otto Wilkinson

Visitation Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Visitation Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Funeral Home: Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Funeral Notes: Family and friends are invited gather 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for burial.
Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Otto James Wilkinson, 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019; beloved husband of the late Carol Peters; devoted father of Diana (James) Napier, Jean Delaney, James (Anna) Wilkinson and Dorothy (Stuart) Landgren; dear brother of the late Lillian (Charles) Edwards and Joseph (Dorothy) Wilkinson; cherished grandfather of 12, great grandfather of 17 and great great grandfather of 2. Otto was born August 12, 1925 to Lillian (Mangano) and Harry Wilkinson in Chicago, Illinois. Otto proudly served in the US Navy from June 1943 to March 1946 on the USS Missouri (BB-63). He witnessed the formal signing of the Japanese Forces surrender to the Allied Forces on September 2, 1945. Otto and Carol lived in Cicero, Illinois for over 30 years and retired to New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Otto was a member of Post 110, American Legion, New Lisbon. Recently, Otto was a resident of Sunrise Senior Living of Schaumburg, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to: Post 110 New Lisbon American Legion, 110 Welch Prairie Rd, New Lisbon, WI 53950.

Salerno’s Funeral Homes Otto Wilkinson Visitation Date: Saturday June 15, 2019. Visitation Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Funeral Home: Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: June 15th 2019
Funeral Time: 3:30 pm

Interment Details

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Phone: (815) 423-9958
Address: 20953 W Hoff Rd Elwood IL, 60421
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/abrahamlincoln.asp

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Posted by:
Suzanne Holmann

Posted on:
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Diana, and all the kids, I am truly so sorry for your loss!

Posted by:
Dan Anderson

Posted on:
Friday, June 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We wish you strength and fond memories during this time. Dan and Kathy Anderson

Posted by:
Robert and Alexandria Peters

Posted on:
Friday, June 14, 2019

So sorry to hear of Uncle Otto's passing. 🙁

Posted by:
Barbara penney derouin

Posted on:
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dear Diana , My heart goes out to you and family . Heaven has another hero .May the lord bless him with Angels wings of Gold . May he Bless you Diana and your sweet family . You will be in my prayers as always . Love to all. Barbara Penney Derouin and Family.

Posted by:
George Euring

Posted on:
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mr. Wilkinson..I only met you a few times. You were the patriarch of an amazing family. Your service to this country during World War II and your legacy as the last surviving service member of the U.S.S. Missouri with the Japanese surrendered in September 1945 ending the war will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Sir...

Posted by:
James H. Napier

Posted on:
Thursday, June 13, 2019

You have my deepest Love and Respect, Commander. I miss you already.

Posted by:
Harry Wilkinson

Posted on:
Thursday, June 13, 2019

You are with your Mom, Dad and beloved wife, along with so many others now. I know they will be so glad to see you again, but we will miss you so much Uncle Otto. Rest in peace till we meet again. Love always Harry Wilkinson