King-Link Funeral Home obituary – Douglas A. Wilkins, 78, Donnellson

Douglas A. Wilkins, 78, of Donnellson, died Monday, April 5, 2021.

Douglas A. Wilkins, 78, of Donnellson, IA, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA.  He was born on August 14, 1942 in Peoria, IL to Henry & Josephine Rickey Wilkins.  He married Linda M. Swickert Atchley on September 14, 1979 in Peoria, IL.  He worked for 40+ years for Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, retiring to the farm in the Donnellson area in 1999.  While working for Caterpillar, he traveled throughout South America and worked on the Panama Canal.  He was a member of Izaak Walton in Fort Madison and enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to casinos and his cattle.

       Doug is survived by: his wife: Linda Wilkins of Donnellson, IA; 4-children: Lynn (Jeremy) Atchley-Gibson of Hannibal, MO, Dwayne (Stacy) Wimpey of Miles, IA, Doug Wilkins, Jr. of Miles, IA & David Wilkins of Sabula, IA; 2-grandchildren: Ashley & Jake; 1-great grandson: Liam; 2-brothers: Jim (Diane) Wilkins of Farmington, IA & Rick (Kim) Wilkins of Chillicothe, IL; 1-sister in law: Joyce Vandemore of Kewanee, IL; 2-nieces & 1-nephew.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

       Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison.  No services are planned.  Online condolences to Doug’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.

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