Kevin Wilkinson, 46

Kevin Wilkinson, 46, of the town of Addison, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday evening, Nov. 27, 2011 after a long and brave battle with cancer. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Julie; sons Dylan, Gavyn, and Brody, Tyler of Boone, N.C., and Logan of Port Washington; sisters, Carolyn Sloan of Beaverton, Ore., and Sarah Clucas of Austin, Texas; brothers-in-law, Jeff Denison of Rapid City, S.D., and Andrew Raasch of Hartford; sister-in-law Cindi Hetzer of Addison; nephews and nieces Matthew and Jordan Sloan, Katherine Denison and Avery Clucas; parents John and Vickie Wilkinson of Austin, Texas; parents-in-law, Dennis and Carol Moehr of Addison, and Richard and Susan Raasch of Hartford. 

Kevin was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Denison; and father, Roy Jerry Barlow. 

He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper with the Special Forces. 

Kevinís passion in life was his family and football. He moved to Wisconsin in 1995 and found the love of his life in Julie. He loved the Denver Broncos and was assistant football coach for the Slinger High School Owls, working primarily with running backs and receivers. Some of his most joyous moments were spent walking the sidelines of the Slinger games, coaching and encouraging each player. Wanting to contribute to the fight against cancer for others, Kevin organized the first Coaches Vs. Cancer event this past September. The support of Slinger High School and Hartford Union High School athletics ensured a record setting amount of funds raised and donated to the American Cancer Society. 

Kevinís family life was enriched by his enthusiasm for every aspect of living. He loved playing with his wife and children, teasing his sisters, debating politics with his parents, working in the yard, outdoor barbeques, and engaging in all sports whether as a spectator or participant. We will miss his tall tales, warm smile, winning attitude, and the generous love of our husband, father, son, brother and friend. 

The family wishes to thank the Aurora Visiting Nurses Hospice, especially Cindy, Cathy and John, for their loving care, along with the Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Center and staff in Slinger. 

Funeral services in celebration of Kevinís life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church, Slinger, 799 St. Paul Drive. Pastor James Castillo will officiate and burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. 

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Slinger High School Football Program are appreciated by the family. 

Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend is assisting the family. 

Online guest book and condolences may be found at
www.myrhum-patten.com.