Maria Wilken dies after short illness

The death occurred in Pretoria on Thursday of Mrs Maria Wilken, the spouse of the long serving town clerk of Walvis Bay, the late Mr Jan Wilken.

Mrs Wilken relocated to South Africa shortly after Mr Wilken’s death in 2009. Mrs Wilken would have turned 90 on 25 October.  According to relatives Mrs Wilken suffered from pneumonia in recent weeks. She made a full recovery, but she suffered a fatal heart attack on Thursday. It is believed the heart attack was caused by damage to the heart as a result of the pneumonia.

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