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Devon Dean Wilcken

November 19, 1925 — September 23, 2018

Devon Dean Wilcken, 92, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 pm Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Sebring, Fla. Born November 19, 1925 in Columbia City; he was the son of Everett E. Wilcken and Turah Mae (Nolt) Adams.

He lived most of his life in Whitley County/ Tri-Lakes area. Since 1972 he has spent most of his winters in Florida and in 1975 he made Sebring his permanent residence. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1943. After the passing of his first wife, Devon married Ola Mae Wilcken on October 18, 1970. He was a retired Building Contractor, who constructed buildings in Columbia City and in Florida. While in Whitley County, he attended the Tri-Lakes Baptist Church and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1906.

Survivors include his children, Dennis (Joyce) Wilcken, of Sebring; son, Dale Wilcken, of South Whitley, and Christina Ruggiero, of Columbia City; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first Wife, Frances E. Wilcken; second wife, Ola Mae Wilcken; daughter, Shirley Meade; step-daughter, Shirley Carpenter; and brother, Nolt "Pork" Wilcken.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with visitation starting at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Nolt Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in his memory to American Cancer Society. Visit to send his family condolences online.


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

2:00 PM
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