CHARLES “CHUCK” WILKENS, age 78. Beloved husband of 50 years to Geraldine “Gerri” (nee Franke). Loving father of Mark (Kim), David (Pamela) and Michael (Kristie). Cherished grandfather of Adam, Kevin, Katie, Tyler, Thomas, Jonathan and Nicholas. Dearest son of the late William and Ruth (nee Cassidy). Dear brother of the late William, Edward, Raymond and Thomas. Dear brother in law of Janet M., Carolyn Martin (Gary), Elaine and Janet L. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Bethany Lutheran Church, 6041 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio 44129. Funeral services Thursday March 15, 2018 Bethany Lutheran Church at 11:00AM. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).