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Frank Wilder (1916 - 2013)

Obituary
  • "I'll miss "The Old Goat" and his requests for Bing Crosby..."
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Frank Wilder

Grinnell

Frank Wilder, 97, of Grinnell, passed away on Sunday at his home.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell beginning 12 noon on Tuesday and the Wilder family will be present at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A rosary will be recited by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Parish Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Helene Wilder of Grinnell; his children, Karen "Kay" (Cecil) Wehr of Lawrence, KS, Sheila Wilder of Grinnell, Dennis (Gail) Wilder of Fort Myers, FL, Barbara (James) Gawloski of Burlington, WI and Patrick (Corrine) Wilder of Palm Beach Garden, FL; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and two brothers, Charles Wilder of White Bear Lake, MN and Edward Wilder of Desert Hot Springs, CA.



Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 10, 2013
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Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street Grinnell, IA 50112
641-236-3134
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