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Published January 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Larry Kendell Wilkinson

Larry Kendell Wilkinson, 71, Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the VA hospital in Fargo.

Larry K. Wilkinson was born May 11, 1942 to Robert and Cecelia (Smith) Wilkinson at Williston, ND. He grew up in Trenton, North Dakota but graduated from Williston High School in 1960. After earning a B.S. degree in economics from North Dakota State University in 1964, he entered the United States Air Force pilot training program and received his wings 55 weeks later as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Larry Kendell Wilkinson

Larry Kendell Wilkinson, 71, Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the VA hospital in Fargo.

Larry K. Wilkinson was born May 11, 1942 to Robert and Cecelia (Smith) Wilkinson at Williston, ND. He grew up in Trenton, North Dakota but graduated from Williston High School in 1960. After earning a B.S. degree in economics from North Dakota State University in 1964, he entered the United States Air Force pilot training program and received his wings 55 weeks later as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the USAF, Larry started his career with the State of North Dakota at the Fargo Job Service office. He subsequently took positions at the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University and retired in 2001 after 34 years of service.

He was a member of the ATO fraternity, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Kem Temple Shrine (Past Potentate Aide, Past President/Director Drum & Bugle Corps), and was a life member of the DAV, AMVETS, and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Cecelia Wilkinson, Williston, ND.

He is survived by his sister, Roberta "Bobbi" Wisdom, Kalispell, MT; a daughter, Meghann (Isaac) Poku, Fargo, ND; two sons, Thomas Wilkinson, New Town, ND; and Lonny Wilkinson, Grand Junction, CO; and grandchildren, Alex, Jack, Noah, Jacob, Joseph, Ole, Logan, Maleah, Rebekah, and Jacob; and a very special friend, Sonja Rue.

Memorials preferred to the Fargo VA Auxiliary, caringbridge.com, Hope Lodge in Rochester, MN, and the Fargo DAV.

There will be a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at First Assembly of God, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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