William Wilkins

Obituary of William F. Wilkins

William F. Wilkins founding partner and CEO of Wilkins, Kaiser, Olsen Inc. passed away peacefully at home on June 3, 2021 surrounded by family. Bill was born on August 20, 1935 in Goldendale WA to Theodore V. and Vera M. Wilkins. Bill grew up in Goldendale and after high school attended Washington State University in Pullman WA. Bill moved to Stevenson WA in 1962 where he and his business partners had formed WKO and started a high lead logging company which expanded to a veneer mill and multiple sawmills. Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years Dolly of Stevenson WA, children Brad and Monica, Debbie and Keith, and Bill and Sue of Carson WA, Shelli and Smitty of Vancouver WA, Carrie and Pete of Corvallis OR, Scott of Goldendale WA, Juanita and Darren of Stevenson WA, Lori and Troy of Camas WA, sister Joan of The Dalles OR, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Vera, infant daughter Connie, infant grandson Kevin and infant brother Teddy. Bill loved his family and his business. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. Bill was an avid golfer. He and Dolly spent many years touring through various states enjoying motor coaching, golf and friends. Bill will be laid to rest on Wednesday June 9 11:00 am at the Stevenson Cemetery on Hwy 14 Stevenson WA. The family would like to express their gratitude to Heart of Hospice and Bobbi’s Way In Home Health Care for their care of Bill.