Andrine Wilke, 79
Andrine Edna Wilke, 79, Miltona Township, died peacefully Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Andrine was born August 13, 1934 to Carl and Edna (Olson) Kiehne at home at Lake Jessie, rural Alexandria. She was baptized October 16, 1934 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Nelson. She attended Districts #80 and #100 for grades 1-5 and District #206 from 6th grade until graduating from Jefferson High School in 1952.
She was united in marriage to Edwin "Bud" Clarence Wilke on February 8, 1953 at her parents farm in rural Garfield. Following their marriage they farmed in rural Miltona. She worked as a waitress in Alexandria, bookkeeper at the Alexandria Creamery and tailor at the Alteration Shop and Alex Tailoring.
Following their retirement from farming in 1994, she and her husband moved to live on Lake Miltona. Her husband, Bud died July 18, 1999. Andrine continued living on Lake Miltona until moving to Grand Arbor in Alexandria in 2012, where she made many lasting friendships.
She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid and The Runestone Rockettes. She was a foster grandparent for the Parkers Prairie Elementary School, which she absolutely loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Gail; sons, Ryan and Alan; husband, Edwin "Bud;" grandsons, Brian Hanson and Dennis Lindenfelser; and brother, Levall Kiehne.
Andrine is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Lyle) Freudenberg of Foley and Evon (Bob) Hanson of Parkers Prairie; son, Dale (Nora) Wilke of Miltona; daughter-in-law, Crystal Wilke of Pipestone; brothers, Carlyle (Maureen) Kiehne of Satanta, Kansas and Jerome Kiehne of Hoffman; sister, Joanne Boen of rural Fergus Falls; sister-in-law, Darlene Wilke of Parkers Prairie; 14 grandchildren, Joshua Freudenberg, Jared Freudenberg, Laura Freudenberg, Samantha (Ryan) Hendriks, Tiffany (Ramon) Gomez, Regan Onken, Noah Onken, Hannah Wilke, Cory (Kaylee) Wilke, Dani (Mike) Hvezda, Wade Wilke, Alisha Lindenfelser, Holly (Langdon) Collom and Dan Kreidler; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate her life was held Monday, September 30 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in West Miltona with the Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music was provided by organist, Katie Jahnke. Burial was at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Arrangements provided by Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service; www.lindfamilyfh.com.