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Wilma Wessels, 98, Leonard, ND died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Maryhill Manor, Enderlin, ND.
Wilma Flikke was born Nov. 24, 1915 near Shelly, MN to Olaus and Inga (Carlson) Flikke. She attended school in Shelly and graduated from Climax High School. Wilma attended Moorhead State Teachers College and graduated from Mayville State Teachers College in 1937. Her first teaching position was at the Pathfinder School east of Shelly. Through the years, she taught at the Carlson School near Halstad, MN, Prosper, ND, Mott, ND, Bowdon, ND and the last 21 years at Leonard. She retired after teaching for 33 ½ years and continued to live in Leonard. She moved to Maryhill Manor in December of 2012.
Wilma is survived by five children, Anita Joy (Howard) Woodbury, Wahpeton, ND, Judy (Paul) Anderson, Leonard, Jane Syverson, West Fargo, ND, Butch (Mona) Wessels, Kindred, ND and Greg (Diana) Wessels, Leonard; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, Jill (Rod) Breuer –(Laken, Riley & McKenna), Jordan (Erica) Woodbury, Jaimee Woodbury, Janna Anderson –(Brady, Ashton and Quinten Gibson, Joseph and Nikolai Leedahl), Jason Anderson –(Rebecca, Alexis and Austin), Sherman (Deb) Syverson –(Ty, Drew and Alec), Stephen (Sherrie) Syverson, Scott (Heather) Syverson, Sean (Bora) Syverson, Jessica (T.J.) Lindsey, Kelly (Chris) McDonald -(Cort, Jack and Morgan), Jackie (Shawn) Johnson –(Fisher, Jett, and Finn), and Dan Wessels.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Walter George; granddaughter, Sarah Anderson; son-in-law, Sherman Syverson; and 10 siblings.
Visitation was on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, Casselton, ND.
Funeral was held Tuesday, July 8th at 11 AM at New Hope Lutheran Church, Leonard with visitation one hour prior.
Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Shelly, MN.