• Date Of Birth: March 21, 1929
  • Date Of Death: December 21, 2019
  • Spouse: Beverly Wilke
  • Resting Place: Anchorage
  • City: Anchorage
  • State: Alaska

Ted Wilke passed away on Dec 21, 2019, at home in Anchorage Alaska. Ted served in the Merchant Marines and the Navy where he met his wife Beverly, also in the Navy. Ted and Bev married in 1954. Eventually making their home in Newark Calif., where they raised their four children. Ted was the neighborhood “big kid”; street baseball, front yard volleyball games were the family favorites. Neighborhood kids would knock on the door asking “can Ted come out and play?” Ted did not like to pass up a game or lose one either. Ted and his wife moved to Anchorage in February 1976. He had a successful local business, Willodell Enterprise, remodeling AC stores, native schools, and public buildings; allowing him to travel and fly throughout the state. He was an experienced pilot.

Ted is survived by his wife, Beverly of Anchorage; son Patrick Wilke of Palmer; daughters Beth Stewart of Vancouver Wash, Theresa Wilke-Arnoux of Auburn Wash, and Karen Cervantez of Salida Calif; granddaughters Jenna Marvin, Melissa Carroll, and Alissa Dias; great-granddaughters Payton and Madelyn Marvin, Stella Dias and Emelyn Attebery; brother and his wife Jim and Maurine Wilke of Anaheim Calif and sister Katherine Easterly of Post Falls Idaho.