A Lesson in Courage

Our courageous Sheldon Patrick Wilkerson-Maul - October 23, 1993 - August 28, 2014; died peacefully at home at 11:20pm surrounded by his family that loved him more than any one word can describe.


His 17 month battle with osteosarcoma is over. Along the way he galvanized a community and inspired and touched both countless teens and adults with great delight. Our family cannot begin to express our love and gratitude for the outpouring of love and support for Sheldon and for us.


To our supporters, whom we can never begin to thank. We are forever in your debt.


Written by:

Mark and Valerie Wilkerson

& Sheldon as he shared his joy in life with his million dollar smile and attitude everyday.


What a man he was.............

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Casey McNett
By Casey McNett
"And he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and from now on there shall not be death, neither grieving, nor clamor, neither shall there be disease again, for His sake." Revelation 21:4
My sincerest condolences to Sheldon's family and friends.
Dan Harbaugh
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Val, Mark and Athina, Your loss to so great but we all share in that loss for you. Sheldon was greater than life as he lived and inspired others to follow his example. I hope we will always remember his acts of love and courage, charming smile, and charity for others. His "shield" shall protect us all and guide us to meet him in his place in paradise. We are all better for having him part of our lives and thank you for sharing him in all of our memories. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Dan Harbaugh
Clara Barker
By Clara and Everett Barker
We will always remember Sheldon in the way he blessed everyone who knew him. with his smile and the way he always had such a courageous attitude on life! We are all better of by knowing him. God bless his family giving them the peace knowing we will see him again one of these days!
Rob Paukert
By Rob Paukert
To Mark, Val and the Wilkerson/Maul family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sheldon made, and will continue to make, an impact on me and the entire community. His strength, courage and faith will continue to inspire. He is now home, surrounded by God's love.
Chris Pettibon
By Chris Pettibon
Words annot express the sadness and sympathy I feel for my dear friend and her beloved family. My heart won't stop aching for such a profound loss of one so lovely and courageous as the beautiful Sheldon!
My never ending love goes out to the Wilkerson and Maul family. Sheldon lives on in the hearts and minds of so many of us especially in you!
Maria Baker
By Maria Baker
So very sorry for the loss of Sheldon, my thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. Sheldon is now free of pain, wearing his angel wings and watching over all that had the pleasure and honor of knowing him. Athina, Val and Mark, may all the treasured memories bring you comfort and peace.
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Sarina Harter
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Dear Valerie, Mark, Athina and Family,
No words can express how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful son and husband to Athina. He truly was an inspiration to everyone as he fought this battle so valiantly. When I called my son, Derek, at college in Kansas yesterday to tell him he was beyond consoling. I was just hugging him through the phone lines. He is going to miss his good friend so much! He said Sheldon was the strongest person he knows. He is going to dedicate his first football game of the seaon in Sheldon's honor today. May God comfort you all in this time of sorrow and also rejoice in the knowledge Sheldon is at peace in Heaven. God Bless You All!
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Mary Hagan
By Mary
Oh my dear friend. I just found out and I'm so so sad. I'll be sending wishes of love and hope your way. You amaze me and your spirit keeps me going some days. I love you.
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Dave Koch
By Dave Koch
Val and Mark,

My heart goes out to you and the rest of Sheldon's loving family and friends. You will all hold him in your hearts and memories daily and forever.
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Judy Gullicksen
By Rudolph Family
Dear beloved ones, with much love and our deepest condolences for your comfort and peace. Much love and hugs.
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