Funeral for Blake Evan Wilkinson, 64, of Winona

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Blake Evan Wilkinson


March 21, 1955-May 25, 2019

Blake Evan Wilkinson, 64, of Winona, Minnesota died Saturday, May 25, 2019 in his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. To view his tribute video and sign his online guestbook, visit

Survivors include the following: his loving wife, Rita; children: Ashley (Drew) Deitrick, John (Brittina Klick) Wilkinson; Grandson Bohdi Deitrick; siblings Collin (Jill), Drew, Eric, Forrest, Gavin (Karlyn) and Heidi Wilkinson; stepchildren Cindy (Cory Sweningson) Elliott, Brandi (Lance) Kreckow, Carrie (Dominic) Plank, Brodie (Roxanne) Elliott; stepgrandchildren Guyla, Kaydence, Rachel, Abbie, DJ, Zach, Aaden, Lilly, Sophia, Jayse, Gavin, Gadge, Margaret; and his beloved dog Zuzu.

The full obituary may be read in the May 31 edition of the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader or viewed online after May 31.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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