Larry Eugene Wilder

September 23, 1930January 17, 2021

Larry Eugene Wilder, 90, of Newburgh passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was born September 23, 1930 in Evansville to the late Bethel and Ruth Mae (Goodge) Wilder.

He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Newburgh and a past member of Warrick Bass Masters. Larry worked at Bernardins for 15 years and retired from Alcoa as a security guard in 1989 after 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and helping the Kroeger family butcher each year.

Larry was preceded in death by his sisters, Juanita Rhea and Elberta Theison.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia (Rhodes) Wilder; daughter, Jenny Brown (Larry) of Boonville; son, Jay Wilder (Lisa) of Bowling Green, KY; step-daughter, Nancy Ripani (John) of Tennessee; step-sons, Glenn Kroeger (Ann) and Roger Kroeger (Rhonda) of Newburgh; sister, Ruth Lee of Newburgh; brother, Harvey Wilder (Tonya) of Princeton, KY; grandchildren, April, Brandi, Josh, Jeremy and Jaylyn; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Addy, Abby and Kaleb; 10 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Woodland Golden Living for their loving care the past 5 years. Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ.


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Tina Chamness

January 22, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed getting to know Larry and the family over the last five years. Larry was a special person with a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed but I know he is up walking in a garden or among the trees which he loved so much.

Deborah Schnapf

January 21, 2021

Pat so sorry for your loss.

Mary (SCHAUSS) Herrel

January 19, 2021

Met Larry while working at Alcoa and visited him several times at Nursing Home. Sorry to hear of his passing and extend my sympathy to his family during this challenging time.