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Peter E. Wilken, 1940 – 2022

Peter E. Wilken, 82, of Honesdale, passed away on Saturday morning, Oct. 22 at Bethany Village. His wife of 59 years, the former Nancy L. Harder, preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2019. Peter was born in Rhinebeck and was the son of the late Walter and Thelma (Weaver) Wilken. He was raised in Red Hook, and graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 1960. In his younger days, he was active in 4-H shows with his beloved Guernsey heifer, Snowflake, at the Dutchess County NY Fair.  Peter worked for over 60 years in the Agriculture Industry, notably GLF and Agway. …
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