In memory of
Donald J. "Sonny" Wilder
In memory of
Donald J. "Sonny" Wilder
GALESBURG - Donald J. "Sonny" Wilder, 85, Galesburg, died at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1934, in Galesburg, to Donald Edward and Louise Jane (Whalen) Wilder. He married Frances O. Mitchell on Dec. 29, 1954, in Galesburg. She survives. Also surviving are his son, Ricky J. (and Susan) Wilder of Galesburg; a brother, Bruce W. Wilder of Galesburg; a sister, Shirley J. Taylor of Galesburg; a granddaughter, Nicole D. Wilder of Dunlap; two nieces; and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Sonny graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952. He worked for Outboard Marine Corp., a Gale Products Division in Galesburg, and Wareco for 30 years. He later worked for Bixby-Zimmer Production for 12 years and retired in 2018. He was a member of the Men's Community Advancement Club in Galesburg. Sonny was an avid fan of many sports. He especially liked the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at the chapel. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fresenius Kidney Care in Galesburg. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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Galesburg, IL 61401
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In memory of
Donald J. "Sonny" Wilder
GALESBURG - Donald J. "Sonny" Wilder, 85, Galesburg, died at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1934, in Galesburg, to Donald Edward and Louise Jane (Whalen) Wilder. He married Frances O. Mitchell on Dec. 29, 1954, in Galesburg. She survives. Also surviving are his son, Ricky J. (and Susan) Wilder of Galesburg; a brother, Bruce W. Wilder of Galesburg; a sister, Shirley J. Taylor of Galesburg; a granddaughter, Nicole D. Wilder of Dunlap; two nieces; and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Sonny graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952. He worked for Outboard Marine Corp., a Gale Products Division in Galesburg, and Wareco for 30 years. He later worked for Bixby-Zimmer Production for 12 years and retired in 2018. He was a member of the Men's Community Advancement Club in Galesburg. Sonny was an avid fan of many sports. He especially liked the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at the chapel. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fresenius Kidney Care in Galesburg. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Galesburg
1070 West Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
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