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“I only knew Gene for a few of his later years via our memberships at the Central Branch YMCA. It was always a highlight of the day to see Gene come...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Thomas Hanke - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Worked with Gene for a couple of years in Churubusco with Dana. Truly respected his knowledge. My condolences to Kathy and family. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Ron Johnston - Toledo, OH

“Aunt Kathy, Anne & Susan- Please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of Uncle Gene. He was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor. He...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Gary Wilkinson - Columbus, IN

“Condolences to the Wilkinson family. I work with Ann. Very sorry for your loss. Prayers from my family to yours. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Robert Jordan - Callahan, FL

“Dear Wilkinson family, Ann has shared many stories of her father and I feel like I have known the man. I know it is very hard to loose someone so...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dexter Vance - California, MD

“To the family, I worked at Dana and really enoyed Gene. He had such a funny sense of humor and a very nice person. Sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Linda and William Schmidt - Payne, ON


Gene R. Wilkinson, 90, passed away, Friday, February 01, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Joseph F. and Veronica A. Wilkinson. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Gene was a long-time horseman and avid sailor. He was also a life-long member of the downtown YMCA, and loved his little dog, Spot. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn F. Wilkinson; daughters, Ann K. Wilkinson and Susan M. Wilkinson; grandchildren, Kendal E. Banks and Dean I. Banks; brother, Jac (Phyllis) Wilkinson; and sister-in-law Elizabeth A. Wilkinson. Gene was also proceeded death by brothers, Donn M. and Joseph F.; and nephew, Eric. Mass of Christian Burial 1:30 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with calling one hour prior to Mass. Calling, Monday, February 4, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Maplewood Park. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.domccombandsons.com.