Hamilton County


Capt. Frank Albert Wilke




Lt. Wilke Awaiting His Orders

Lt. Frank A. Wilke is in Webster City awaiting orders from the United States army which recently transferred him from Fort Riley, Kansas to Hawaii.

Lieutenant Wilke is in the medical corps. He received his transfer about a month ago and later was granted a furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wilke, in Webster City. He and his wife and baby daughter, Barbara Ann, arrived here Sunday for a visit. His wife and child will remain here during his stay in Hawaii.

Lieutenant Wilke had orders to sail Jan. 2 from San Francisco, but since war has been declared with Japan he expects to be called any time.

Lt. M. J. House, who is with Company E at Camp Clairborne, La., left Saturday night for camp, after completing a 18 day furlough with his family in this city.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 8, 1941

Frank Albert Wilke was born Jan. 9, 1914 to John A. and Lura Nell Clark Wilke. He died in May 1971 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Capt. Wilke was stationed in India and later at a station hospital in China.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Nov. 29, 1943; ancestry.com