Mark Edward Wilke

mark wilke

May 2, 1959 ~ July 2, 2023

Born in: San Antonio, TX
Resided in: Spring Branch, TX

Mark Edward Wilke, a resident of Spring Branch, passed away on July 2, 2023 at his home at the age of 64. Born on May 2, 1959 in San Antonio, TX he was the son of the Louis Henry Wilke and Leola Tatsch Wilke.

Mark is survived by sisters Patricia Simons, Barbara Reed, and Marilyn McSpadden and brother Daniel Wilke; his children, Louis Wilke and Kenneth Wilke, Tommy Benton and Shanna Benton Rangel; one grandchild, Leola Wilke, and grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His second wife, Mary Benton Wilke, passed away a few years ago and his family and those that knew him well know that he is finally at peace with her in heaven.

Mark was a native to San Antonio and worked as an aircraft mechanic beginning with the Dee Howard Company in the 1990s and had some great employers since that time with his last being ST Engineering.

Services will be held on Saturday August 26, 2023ย  at 10am at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1902 Vance Jackson, San Antonio, TX 78213. From 9-10 am and 11-noon there will be time to spend with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to the American Association of Kidney Patients, the Parkinson’s Foundation or the American Heart Association.


Memorial Service: Saturday, August 26, 2023 10:00 am

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
1902 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78213

(210) 344-8393

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  1. I am so sorry that Louis & Kenneth have lost their father. My condolences to them and Markโ€™s sisters, brother, Leola & numerous nieces & nephews. Rest in Peace.

  2. I met Mark in 1976, we dated through high school and later married. We had two fantastic boys. As we grew older, our interests in things changed and we divorced. Although Mark and I had ups and downs, I always hoped he would find happiness and peace.
    A few years later he married a friend of ours. As time passed, I was really glad to see that he and Mary both found happiness together.

    When Mary passed a few years ago, Mark was devastated. Then he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and had other health issues including kidney disease. I’m sad for his passing and feel for his sisters, brother, sons, granddaughter, and all those that will miss him. I am grateful that when he passed he was at home where wanted to be. He wasn’t in the hospital, which some of us had expected a few times. A friend of his was with him, so he was not alone. He is now at peace and with Mary and I’m sure they are both rejoicing. Rest in Peace Mark and Mary ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž

  3. Mark & David were close friends for a long time. We went foshing & camping with the kids. Not even sure why they drifted apart & with David’s dementia, he won’t remember. Our condolences to his boys & friends. ๐Ÿ˜”

  4. RIP Mark
    Praying for peace and comfort for Louis and Kenneth as well as the rest of your family. Enjoyed the good times we had.

  5. Very huge loss for us to lose our brother so young. He will be missed but also I know he is now in peace and no more pain from Parkinson’s but also missing his wife Mary. They are now together again along with our parents and other family and friends. Until I see you again, Rest in Peace. Love you.

  6. Losing my father, Mark Edward Wilke, has left an immeasurable void in my heart. Dad was more than just a parent; he was my confidant, my guide, and my greatest supporter. His tales, from tranquil fishing trips to the excitement of drag races, were lessons in savoring life’s every moment. As I navigate this sorrow, I find solace in the rich tapestry of memories we crafted together. Each story, lesson, and shared laugh is a testament to a life beautifully lived. While I grapple with this loss, I am eternally grateful for the time we had and the love he bestowed. Rest in peace, Dad. Your legacy lives on in every story shared, every lesson taught, and every heart you touched.

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