Lee Darrell Wilkum, “Grandpa Grunt”, of New London, age 69, passed away after a lingering illness, at home on Monday, November 28, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 31, 1942 in Milwaukee, WI. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963. He married Rozanne Deltour on October 25, 1961. Lee worked as maintenance supervisor at St. Joseph’s Residence in New London for 27 years, until his retirement. He enjoyed wood working, glass cutting, camping, and loved to spend time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Rozanne; children: Dawn (Bill) Reinert, Darrell Wilkum, Denise (Chris) Rosenberg, and Dennis (Amanda) Wilkum; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. A wake will be held at New London Lanes on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 11 AM – 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.