Janet L. Wilkens of Weeki Wachee, Florida was born on March 20, 1932, in Emma, Missouri and passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 26, 2023. Janet was preceded in death by her husband Donald Wilkens and all nine of her siblings. Janet is survived by her sons Keith (Jeanne) and Craig (Lisa), 3 grandchildren Kara, Shana, and Tyler, 4 great-grandchildren, and many extended family members.
Janet was a high school homecoming queen. She met her husband Don on the softball field when as an umpire he called her out at first base when she was clearly safe. They married three years later, started a family, and moved from Missouri, to Ohio, to Wisconsin, and then Florida.
Janet was active in many Glen Lakes Country Club activities and was club champion in 2002. She also served as a member of the PEO sisterhood. At 77 years young she attained her real estate license and a few years later was named as one of the top real estate agents in Hernando County.
Our family is forever grateful for the assistance provided by Dr. Rau, Dr. Sastry, Dr. Dutt, and her good friend Joyce Greco. Janet would frequently comment about how much support she received from her many friends and extended family members as well.
Keith and Craig are grateful for Janet being the best mom ever and for cleaning the grass stains from their baseball uniforms for years. Through her actions she taught many the lessons of living life to the fullest, having faith, having fun, and the importance of laughing, singing, and dancing.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate in memory of Janet Wilkens
Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends at www.GlenLakesVets.org or GLVA, PO Box 5253, Spring Hill, FL 34611 501©(3) nonprofit EIN:81-5074793.
P.E.O. Sisterhood Foundation at https://www.peointernational.org/contributions-peo-foundation, specifically listing or mailing to P.E.O. Chapter HR, 9139 Bonnie Cove Drive, Weeki Wachee, FL 34614-4025.
A service will be held on Friday August 18th at 11AM at Nativity Lutheran Church located at 6363 Commercial Way (just north of Cortez Blvd ), Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. Live streaming of the service will be available for those that cannot attend. https://www.nativitychurch.org/worship/live-stream/
Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family with local arrangements.