Mr. Wilder was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Houston to Mae Catherine (Mitchell) and James Eugene Wilder Sr. He retired from Reynolds Metals Sherwin Division after nearly 30 years of service in both the laboratory and engineering department. He married Geraldine “Gerry” Moczygemba Wilder in 1961.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Dorothy Ann Romig.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Karen (Mark) Atwood, Cynthia Setzer, Cheryl (Earl) Battey and Laura (Jon) Granberry; six grandchildren, Jonathan and Kristin Atwood, Josiah and Jeremy Brouillette and Kyle and Kaleb Battey; a sister, Mary Jo Jackel; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Limbaugh Funeral Home. A rosary and scripture service was held that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral service was conducted Thursday, July 31, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Portland at 10 a.m.
Arrangements were under the direction of Limbaugh Funeral Home, Portland.