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Wilhelmina Wilkens
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Wilhelmina, Minnie, or Mildred Wilkens
1918 - 2018
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Life Story for Wilhelmina, Minnie, or Mildred Wilkens

Wilhelmina Wilkens, of Brookfield, CT, died peacefully at her residence on August 31, 2018. She just celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends.
Born on July 22, 1918 in Queens, NY daughter of William and Johanna (Anderson) Kehlbeck. On October 15, 1939 she married the love of her life Emile Wilkens. Emile predeceased his wife in 1994.
Mildred was an owner and operator of Wilkens Ice Cream Parlor in Woodhaven Queens, NY for over 35 years. She was a member of the NYS Ice Cream Parlor Man, the Steinauer Club as well as the Ladies society of PVV.
Mildred is survived by her two children; William and his wife Carol of Brookfield, CT, Ann Haye of Missouri City, Tx, her three grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mildred will be held on Wednesday September 12, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. A funeral service will be held during hours at 8pm. Interment will follow the next day at Maple Grove Cemetery, Queens, NY.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to regional Hospice 30 Milestone Rd, Danbury, CT 06810.

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