Charles Wilkerson

Charles Sterling "Charlie" Wilkerson

July 7, 1964 - August 5, 2019
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Charles “Charlie” Sterling Wilkerson Jr., 55, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at Mercy One Hospital, Clinton, on Monday, August 5, 2019. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Saturday, August 10, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel. A visitation will occur from 4pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 9, at Lemke Funeral Homes, South Chapel - Masonic rites will occur immediately after the visitation at the Funeral Home. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the services with burial at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Charlie was born July 7, 1964 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Charles Sr. and Mary (Saiter) Wilkerson.

Charlie was a Chemical Engineer working for Clysar and most recently Morrison Grease.

Charlie was the President of the Widows Sons Motorcycle Association, Clinton Chapter 1846. He was a 3rd Degree Free Mason with the Lyons Masonic Lodge. He was also a sponsor and advocate for AA.

Charlie loved getting out on the road on his Harley. He also loved music, playing his guitar and writing songs. He was very artistic; enjoyed painting and drawing. He also loved gardening. Charlie was always there to help people out, he was a very free-spirited person – with no filter. He also had a gift for making people laugh. Above all, he loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Charlie is survived by his three children – Lilly (Nick) Wisely, Jenna Stage, and Andrew (Brandon Green) Wilkerson all of Clinton; two grandchildren- Kaya and Trinity; his parents - Charles and Mary Wilkerson of Clinton. Four siblings – Teresa (Bob) Weber of Clinton, Clifford (Becky) Wilkerson of Clinton, Brenda (Robert) Hayes of Fulton, IL., and Wayne Wilkerson of Clinton; His final true love – Aubbie Renee Bengston of Arkansas; with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday August 9, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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  • Service

    Saturday August 10, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00am
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Pam Richmond

Posted at 09:33am
Charlie was a dear friend that always brightened anyone's day. He taught me so many positive things in life and will be missed. He truly helped change my life with his advice words of praise and positivity. RIP my friend you'll be missed by so many.

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Posted at 11:36am
"Charles Wilkerson" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Trish D

Posted at 04:58pm
I didn't know Charlie too well, but I work with Tina, his high school sweetheart and long time girlfriend. Charlie would come visit her, and even though we heard his bike and knew he was there, he would stand outside the window, to get Tina's attention and scare the sh** out of us, which just made him laugh!! Tina recently told us a story, while at Walmart, Charlie and she were waiting in line, and he called the store, from his cell phone and asked for the manager, and then he said to the manager "hey, do you see us, we're in lane 12 and have been waiting for 20 minutes, do you suppose you could get more checkers out here, this is ridiculous" I laughed so hard, that was brilliant! I came home and told my husband, my husband said "that man is my hero" LOL. Rest in peace, Charlie, you will certainly be missed. And all of my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Rita Kaufman

Posted at 10:53am
Sending sympathy and prayers to you, Cliff, Brenda and families. So sorry for your loss.

Maria Lutton

Posted at 02:07am
Such a free spirit and loved by all! Ly nephew Fly High! RIP

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