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Erna F. Wilder

Obituary for Erna F. Wilder

January 13, 2021
Murray, Kentucky


Mrs. Erna Wilder, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at her home.

She was retired from Mattel; she attended Westside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wilder was born in Rosenheim, Germany on October 7th to the late Korbinian Furtmaier and Helene Weber Furtmaier.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Ross C. Wilder; one son, Steve Wilder and one sister, Hella Cotte.

Mrs. Wilder is survived by two daughters, Vicki Wallace and husband Gary of Murray, Kentucky and Samantha Haneline and husband Kent of Murray, Kentucky; one daughter-in-law; Vicky Wilder of Murray, Kentucky; one sister, Lotte Reisberger of Rosenheim, Germany; five grandchildren, Chase Wallace and wife Anna, Amy Phillips and husband Chris, Alex Haneline and wife Megan, William Haneline and Chris Wilder and wife Lacey; six great grandchildren, Cash Wallace, Ryder Wallace, Saylor Wallace, Taylor Brooks and husband Sherman, Gage Phillips, Colby Phillips; one great great grandchild, Waylon Brooks.

A memorial service will be held for both Ross and Erna Wilder at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Garry Evans will officiate with entombment to follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803. Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
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