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Donald Ross Wilder

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Donald Ross Wilder, 87 of Centralia, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Centralia Manor.

He was born on July 19, 1929 in Pittsfield, the son of John W. and Stella M. Ross Wilder.

He first married Fern Hayes and they later divorced, he then married Betty Smith and she passed away on May 25, 2015.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, an infant son; Larry Allen, a great granddaughter; Sierra Wilder and two brothers; Clifford and Gene Wilder

Left to mourn his passing is a son, Craig Wilder of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Pattie Jo (Scott) Kalkbrenner of Centralia, Trish Basse of Springfield, Randy Wilder of Nashville, Dan (Tiffany) Wilder of Centralia, Brittany (Adam) Irwin of Nashville, Kayla (Korey) Robinett of Nashville and Lexi Wilder and boyfriend Patrick Bielong of Dix; 13 great grandchildren, Brian Lowe, Dayla Hassel, Austin and Robyn Basse, Josh and Tristan Wilder, Chelsey and Samantha Wilder, Harper and Haelynn Irwin, Khloe and Kylie Robinett and Daxton Bielong.

Mr. Wilder was an Army veteran of the Korean War. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and visiting with his family.

A private family service was held on Saturday at Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will follow at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Sandoval. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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