Dan Wilken, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, died at home on August 14, 2015. He faced cancer with dignity and determination, and through it all he managed to maintain a sense of humor and a positive attitude.
He was born in Kankakee, Illinois, on June 30, 1947, to the late Pauline and Harold Wilken. He was a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School and Northern Illinois University, where he earned a bachelor of science degrees in economics and marketing, and a master’s of business administration. He served in the National Guard for six years.
In 1970, he married his high school prom date Karen (Neville) and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
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