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In Memory of Dean Wikkerink

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday October 5, 2019
First Reformed Church
1120 11th Avenue
Baldwin Wisconsin, 54002

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday October 5, 2019
First Reformed Church
1120 11th Avenue
Baldwin Wisconsin, 54002

Dean Wikkerink, age 82, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Dean was born on July 31, 1937, in Baldwin; the son of Egbert and Anna Rose (Vik) Wikkerink. He attended Hammond High School and graduated with the Class of 1955. On September 16, 1960, he was united in marriage to Annabelle Ballard at First Reformed Church in Baldwin, WI.

He served in the Air Force, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan in 1959. Once his father became ill, Dean came home to run the farm.

Dean worked as a mechanic for many years, at Meyer’s John Deere. Later, he worked as a mechanic for the remainder of his working life, for Cemstone, on their mixer trucks and other vehicles. He loved to race cars in his younger years, and later developed an interest in pulling tractors. He expressed great joy in the antique tractors he acquired and pulled. He loved the challenge and competition. Dean was always eager to go on a journey with his wife, Annabelle, before her passing in 2013.

Dean will always be remembered by sister-in-law Elaine McGuffin and brother-in-law Allan Ballard, his many cousins, other extended family, and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Annabelle; parents, Egbert and Anna; and an infant daughter.

A Memorial Service for Dean will be held at 11 AM. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the First Reformed Church of Baldwin, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 AM. Interment will take place at the Baldwin Cemetery for both Dean and his wife, Annabelle.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI.

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    • Dean and I go back a few years, from ski-dooing to “goldfinger” and the “big sled”. We have had a few shots of peppermint schnapps and a beer or three together. I also had the honor of working with him at Cemstone until his retirement also. The last few years we used to sit and reminisce about the past and play with his tractors. He will be missed by many. He said many times how he was looking forward to being with “Bell” again. They are together again. RIP you two.

    • Dean’s sense of humor never failed to bring a laugh to myself and my wife Kristie. Always enjoyed talking technical matters as only two mechanics can do. After he had took delivery of his ‘cat, I asked him if he did a burnout in front of the dealership. “I saved that for around the corner” was his reply, “lets just say that the circumference of the tires are a little less now”. We miss you, Dean

    • Dean was a great guy. He was the first one to tell a story of some of the different tractor pulls he enjoyed. He was a joy and pleasure to be around. My son, Kyle Buckner and I would look for Dean to see what tractor(s) he was pulling. He wouldn’t even had his first tractor of his truck and he would already coming by our pits to talk. He will be greatly missed.

    • We had the pleasure of meeting Dean quite a few years ago tractor pulling. He and our son Cade became very good buddies. We will miss you very much Dean. RIP friend!