Wilkens, Harry and Regina (Carolan)

(Regina Ann (Carolan) Wilkens)

Regina Ann Carolan was born in Decorah. She was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Werhan) Carolan. Regina married Harry J. Wilkens on 23 Oct 1951 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco, IA. Harry was born in Carroll, IA. His parents were William C. Wilkens (12 Jan 1908-30 Jul 1982) and Olive C. Piper (1 Sep 1907-29 Nov 1974). William and Olive were married 21 Feb 1928 in Carroll. Regina graduated from Cresco High School in 1948 and Mercy Practical Nursing School, Marshalltown, IA in 1951. Harry graduated in 1947 from St. Mary’s High School and in 1950 from Iowa Telegrapher School, Marshalltown, as a telegrapher. Harry and Regina moved to Farmington, IL in the fall of 1951 and have been there ever since. Harry retired from C.N.W. Railroad after 39 1/2 years as a telegraph agent.

They have 2 sons and 4 daughters. Laura Kav married Thomas Ireland, Hazel Crest, IL. They live in Libertyville, IL. Laura is a high school teacher and Thomas is a house painter. They have 1 son and 1 daughter: Gina Maria and Shawn Patrick. Michael Allen married and divorced. He is raising 2 girls: Melissa Sue and Amber Lynn. They live in Canton, IL. He works as an electrical technician for C.G.I. Co., Peoria, IL. Joseph Phillip married Gail Chitty of Peoria. He is a C.P.A. and works in Dallas, TX. Gail is a homemaker and has a child day care in their home. They live in Garland, TX. Joe and Gail have 2 children: Stephanie Marie and Steven Christopher. Susan Ann married Craig McAdams. Susan is a homemaker and teacher's aide. Craig is a cross country truck driver. They have 4 children: Matthew Craig, David Kyle, Heather Rene and Kellie Ann. Regina Allison is a paralegal for Amoca Oil Company of Chicago, IL. She lives in Libertyville, IL. She enjoys biking and genealogy.

Joyce Rochelle married John Phillips. She is a homemaker and a school cafeteria worker. John is an auto mechanic. They have a daughter Rozanna Rochelle. Regina and Harry have 11 grandchildren.

Wilkins, Clarence Harvey and Charleen (Wickett)

(Charlotte Wilkins Lee)

Clarence Harvey Wilkins was born in Decorah. Harvey delivered the Des Moines Register as a boy, worked as a bellhop at the Winneshiek (Boss) Hotel, worked at the fish hatchery and had several other jobs. During WWII Harvey served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Luther College in business. Harvey married Charleen Wickett of Mabel MN . They lived in Decorah. Harvey sold cars for Groustra Oldsmobile and Charleen worked for the Lutheran Social Services located at that time in Decorah. They moved to the Twin Cities and Harvey sold Oldsmobiles before he acquired his first dealership. He owns Wilkins Car Stores (4 different dealerships, and 4 related auto stores).

Harvey and Charleen have 3 children: Mark, Michael and Wendy. Mark Harvey  is a Luther Col-

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Charleen Wickett Wilkins

lege graduate in business. He married Beth Hesterman a Luther College graduate. Mark is the President and General Manager of the Wilkins Auto Mall. Beth teaches elementary school in Edina, MN. They have 3 children: Timothy Mark; Tara Beth; and Jared Michael. Michael Dennis  married Kellie Ann Lundgreen. Mike is the President and General Manager of the Pontiac Store in St. Louis Park, MN. Kellie graduated from St. Thomas College and is an office manager for MST, a computer brokerage firm. They have no children. Wendv Lynae married Roy Clifford Reynolds. Wendy graduated from Luther College in business. She is the Controller and Secretary for the Wilkins Stores. Roy graduated from the Voc-Tech for Automobiles in Minneapolis. He is the Service Manager of the Wilkins Pontiac. They have 2 children:

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Left to right: C. Harvey Wilkins, Charleen Wilkins and King Olaf of Noway.


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