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Paul William Wilken

Paul William Wilken, American optometrist.


  • Wilken, Paul William was born on November 14, 1951 in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Son of Carl Anthony and Mary Ellen (Gentry) Wilken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1973. OD, Ohio State University, 1977.


    • Optometrist John Wasylik, Sandusky, 1977—1979. Owner Paul W. Wilken, Celina, Ohio, 1979, Van Wert, 1987. Member School Curriculum Council, Celina, 1982—1984, since 1987.

      Speaker Mercer County Council Aging. Consultant Mercer County Diabetic Support Group, Celina, since 1980, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Diabetic Support Group, since 1986, Van Wert County Diabetic Support Group, 1987. President Commission Education, 1989—1991.

      Member City Celina Parks & Recreation Board, since 1994, president, since 1996.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    District chairman Boy Scouts America, 1994—1996. Member of Mercer County Sportsmans Association, Ohio State University Optometry Alumni Association, Van Wert Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce (trustee 1991-1994), Northwest Ohio Optometric Association, Ohio Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Ohio State University Alumni Association (life), Ohio State University Alumni Association (life), Elks, Knights of Columbus, Rotary (charter, secretary 1979-1984, president 1985-1986, governors representative 1988-1989), Moose, Epsilon Psi Epsilon.



    Flying, motivational speaking.


    • Married Linda Irene Nierstheimer, September 1, 1973. Children: Jennifer, Carl, Michelle, Benjamin.
    • father: Carl Anthony Wilken
    • mother: Mary Ellen (Gentry) Wilken
    • spouse: Linda Irene Nierstheimer
    • children: Jennifer Wilken
    • Carl Wilken
    • Michelle Wilken
    • Benjamin Wilken
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    Born November 14, 1951
    (age 66)