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In Memory of Beau Wilkens

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Beau William Wilkens age 36 of Prescott, died Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at the U of M Hospital in Minneapolis. Beau was born on July 17, 1985 in Dickinson, North Dakota; the son of Wesley and Sheila (Sprenger) Wilkens. He was raised in North Dakota where he graduated from Parshall Braves High School. He continued his schooling at the Art Institute International Minneapolis where he received two bachelor’s degrees in graphic design and animation. On July 18, 2008, his life would be blessed with a beautiful bride, Rachael Lyn Kallstrom. The two were wed at Florian’s Gardens in Eau Claire. This would be furthered blessed with two adorable daughters Samantha and Rylee.

His family was his everything. He loved his girls. Wrestling on the floor or taking them to a Spider Man movie, he was all about the smiles. His love for Rachael was on so many levels. Together, they created a graphic novel, “ShadowLords”. Beau has the innate talent to sketch anything with amazing detail and character. He enjoyed creating comic prints and taking them to conventions to sell. He looked forward to going to the theater and watching the Marvel Movies; but Spiderman was his favorite. He also loved TMNT. He loved playing board games and playing video games. He loved animals and his favorite were tigers.

Beau was a faithful husband to Rachael; nurturing dad to Samantha and Rylee; devoted son to Wes and Sheila Wilkens; adored grandson to Bernice Sprenger; caring brother to Brandon (Kristine) Wilkens, Brett (Fiancee Katie) Wilkens; amazing son-in-law to David and Angela Kallstrom; loving brother-in-law to Jake (Natasha) Kallstrom, Hayley (Brian) Smith; fun uncle to Natalie, Adyson, Joseph, Caroline, Eli; and a friend you could count on to many others! His grandparents Albert Sprenger, John and Beverly Wilkens precede him in death.

A Celebration of Life for Beau Wilkens will be 4:30PM, Saturday January 8th at Ptaceks Old Event Center in Prescott. Visitation and viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Prescott.

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  • Rachael and family, we want to express our deepest sympathy and our prayers at this trying time. It has been too long since we have seen each other and we are very sorry we will not be able to join the activity on Saturday.
    Our love and hugs to all, Tom & Ricki Breiter

  • My heart breaks for you Rachael
    and girls. Prayers and hugs for strength
    on the days ahead. I will keep you close to my heart.

  • Just found out I lost an amazing friend. You were an amazing artist, story teller and I’m positive an amazing dad and husband to Sam, Riley, and Rae. I’m so sorry for your family’s great loss. I’m devastated we didn’t get anymore game nights or drawing prompts done. You helped me become so confident in my art, and I can’t thank you enough for all your excitement you’d show when I handed you a new drawing. Once I stop crying, I’m going to get to work designing my first tattoo in remembrance of you. I can’t decide if it should be a werewolf, tiger, or something else. Either way, I’m sure you’ll be proud of the finished design. Rest easy, Beau. Thunder Cats, hooo! <3 Slarf