Fifth Generation


77. Bernice Joann DeRoe was born on 25 April 1928 on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She received elementary education at Lancaster County Public Schools, District 20, "Wooden Shoe" located at 176th street and Firth road in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She graduated from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She died on 17 February 2007 at the age of 78 in Vacaville, Solano County, California. She was buried in 2008 in Vacaville, Solano County, California.

Bernice Joann DeRoe and Roy Wilken were married in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. Roy Wilken, son of Albert Wilken and Martha Hofeling, was born on 11 April 1927 in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He graduated from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He died on 7 September 1968 at the age of 41 in Vacaville, Solano County, California. He died from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was buried on 10 September 1968 in Vacaville, Solano County, California.

Bernice Joann DeRoe and Roy Wilken had the following children:

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Cheryl Ann Wilken.

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Roger Lynn Wilken.

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Laurie Christine Wilken.

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Ronald Alan Wilken.

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Joann Lea Wilken.