Wanda Joan Wilkins

Ahnimkee Anahquit Ikwe “Thundercloud Woman”, 60, of Fargo, ND passed peacefully, surrounded by family & friends on Aug. 7, 2020 in Bemidji, MN due to complications of cancer.  Born Dec. 2, 1959 to Margaret & Wilbur Wilkins in White Earth, MN,  Wanda & her twin sister Wilma grew up in Bemidji & graduated 1978.  Wanda went to college & received her Culinary Arts degree & was an amazing cook. She was involved in sports such as Fastpitch softball (Pitcher), roller skating, a “pool shark”, loved playing bingo & loved dancing to country music.  Wanda is survived by her children Amber Krulich, Kris Wilkins, Lance Wilkins & Andrea Wilkins. Brothers & Sisters: Marva Aitken, Don Stone, Linda Lemoine, Wilbur Wilkins, Darwin Wilkins, Wilma Leal-Avila, Lisa Wilkins, adopted brother Alan Killian & sister Kathy Hughes. Her 11 grandchildren plus many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo & Rose Killian, Wilbur & Margaret Wilkins, her youngest brother Darrell Wilkins & beloved son Kyle Wilkins (twin brother of Kris).  Wanda’s request was to be cremated. Her life was celebrated by a traditional Native American ceremony with honorary pallbearers; Travis, Wilbur, Marvin Wilkins  & Terrance Maurstad.

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