Wilda M Svoboda

February 14, 1936September 6, 2018

Wilda Mae Svoboda, 82, of Bradenton, Florida, went to be with her Lord on September 6, 2018.

Wilda was born in Canton, Ohio on February 14, 1936 to the late Leland and Nova (Tope) Steiner. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954, and Muskingum (College) University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Most of Wilda’s career was spent teaching at high schools in Ohio and Florida, retiring from Manatee High School.

Wilda was a member of Braden River Presbyterian Church and served in various capacities including Secretary and Elder.

Wilda was an expert crafter and seamstress, and always had various projects in the works not only for family and friends but she also donated her handiwork to various charities. She enjoyed her family and friends and had a gift of hospitality.

Wilda is survived by her daughter, Debbi (Staats) Lamont; son Lee (Karen) Staats; grandchildren, Martin Lamont, Kendra Rogers, Cameron Rogers, Casey McCalister, (Brien) Cody Lamont, Megan Staats, great grandchild Madison Rogers and many other cousins and relatives. Wilda is preceded in death by her husband Larry Svoboda and son-in-law, Jake Lamont.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Braden River Presbyterian Church, 5150 Peridia Blvd E, Bradenton, FL 34203.

Memorial contributions may be made to Braden River Presbyterian Church.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

Wilda M Svoboda

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Lorraine Montes

September 11, 2018

I met your mom through a mutual friend. I remember she was thrilled when I told her I knew her son Lee and had worked with him at Staff Leasing/Gevity. Both being from Canton, Ohio gave us something else in common. She was the sweetest lady I had met and just being around her brought you a feeling of love and acceptance.

Her faith inspired me and her love for her family was never ending. She truly was a blessing!

I pray you find comfort in God's promise that you will see her again and it will be as if a day or year or ten thousand years had never passed.

Diane Broda

September 10, 2018

Wilda and I moved into Sabal Harbour close together in time, and happily we met soon after. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Wilda over these years. She was my "go to" person - I would just call her and say "Can you be ready at 5:00? Let's go out" and she wouldn't even ask where - she trusted my instincts and we always had fun together. Even quiet moments watching TV shows together are precious memories.

Pam Huebschman

September 10, 2018

I became acquainted with Wilda when I found Braden River church as my church home when wintering in Florida . Such a loving caring person who made me feel right at home. I am thankful to have known her and will miss her in church. Please accept my sincere condolaence over your loss. May God surround you with His amazing grace and peace.