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Peter D. Wolkins

August 2, 1936 — March 16, 2018

Peter D. Wolkins, 81, of Warsaw, passed away at 6:32 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born August 2, 1936 in Tabor, Iowa, he was the son of Merrille and Mary (Roe) Wolkins.

He graduated from Warsaw High School with the Class of 1955 and went on to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He served until 1959 and went on to serve in the Navy Reserve until 1963. He worked for over 40 years as a body repairman, working at Bledsoe Buick before he started Pete's Body Shop in 1961.

Through a church function, he met Nikki (Kyler) Kinney and the two were married at his home on December 19, 1982. When Pete was not busy at his shop or spending time with family, he enjoyed attending church, reading his bible, and gardening.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Nikki Wolkins; daughters, Tanua (Kelly) Stockwell and Connie Wolkins; step-daughter, Teena (Kenny Rogers) Pence; grandchildren, Kari (Eric) Timmerman, Kierston (Richard) Hernandez and Kyler (Shelby Creekmore) Pence; brothers, David (Candace) Wolkins and D. Otis (Judy) Wolkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is 11- 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with his funeral service to start at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at South Whitley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his honor towards his final expenses, I.C.O. DeMoney-Grimes. Visit to send his family condolences online.


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

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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

1:00 PM
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