Ilene J Watke, age 81, of Maple Plain, entered in the arms of Jesus Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
A celebration of life for family and friends will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Grace Church Eden Prairie, 9301 Eden Prairie Road; followed by a service at 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are preferred to Grace Church Eden Prairie, or Okoboji Bible Conference Ministries.
Arrangements are with Washburn-McCreavy, Eden Prairie Chapel.
Ilene loved spending time with her family, enjoying her flower garden, and antiquing for over 30 years.
Her assurance of an eternity in heaven was based on her deep faith, having received Christ into her heart and life at the age of 8.
Ilene’s legacy lives on in her husband of 59 years, Roger; her three children, Ricky (Sandy) Watke of Stevens Point, WI; Gregory (Judy) Watke of Coon Rapids; and Lynn Watke of Daytona, FL; her grandchildren, Renae (Michael) Cuestas, Julie (Ryan) Barr, Kendra (Jesse) Galuk, Jordan (Brianna) Watke, Collin Watke, Tescia Bratcher, and Cayman Bratcher; and seven great-grandchildren.