Gary Dean Wilkinson, age 71 of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emily Wilkinson, brother, Marc Wilkinson and grandchildren, Lani and Noah DeKok. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy (Tim) Healey, Stacey (Jon) VanWynen, Michelle (John) DeKok and Nicole Landon; grandchildren, Jackie Engle, Tyler (Shari) Smeenge, Hannah and Lucas VanWynen, Conner and Logan DeKok, Alex and Sara Landon; brother Roger (Sharon) Schildroth; sister, Sandy Duron; sister-in-law, Linda Wilkinson; nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Riley. The family will meet with relatives and friends Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE with a Celebration of Life to follow at 5:00 PM at the Eastern Avenue Hall, 506 Eastern, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.