OBITUARY

Steven Henry Wilder

April 27, 1950October 26, 2018
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Steven Henry Wilder, 68, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born April 27, 1950, in Evansville, IN to the late Ora and Edith (Jackson) Wilder.

Steven was a Respiratory Therapist at Deaconess Hospital from 1972-1975, Welborn Hospital from 1975-1999, and St. Mary’s Hospital from 1999-2017, when he retired. He enjoyed playing golf, grilling, spending time outdoors, and also spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Annette (Gruber) Wilder of Newburgh, IN; children, Tom Wilder, and Ashley and Nick Tofani; beloved nephew, Ryan Gribben; siblings, David and Gregg Wilder, Jill Wilder, Chester Brace, Carmen Periard.

Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mike Claypool. Friends may visit Friday from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville ARC, Inc.

  • FAMILY

  • Annette (Gruber) Wilder, Wife
  • Tom Wilder, Child
  • Ashley Tofani, Child
  • Nick Tofani, Child
  • Ryan Gribben, Nephew
  • David Wilder, Sibling
  • Gregg Wilder, Sibling
  • Jill Wilder, Sibling
  • Chester Brace, Sibling
  • Carmen Periard, Sibling

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Steven Henry Wilder

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Diane Tomas

November 6, 2018

Steve was a wonderful friend, Respiratory Therapist, one of the Best, and kindest and most gentle person I have known and worked with. I worked with Steve in the NICU at Welborn for 23 years. I knew every thing would be okay when Steve was at the Baby's bedside. He saved so many lives with his expertise. He always had a smile and was so much fun to work with. I will miss him greatly. We lost one of the Best! My thoughts and prayers are with his Family. See you in Heaven Steve. Diane Tomas- Lady Di.

Barb Lynch

November 4, 2018

I knew Steve both at Welborn and St. Mary’s Hospital. I worked in the ER at St. Mary’s and he was always such a pleasant, respectful and kind co-worker. When our respiratory patients needed services from RT, he was one of several respiratory therapists that I was so happy to see come through the double doors. I loved how calm and understanding he was with those he helped and he conveyed through his words and actions that they could feel assured he would help get them through whatever crisis they were experiencing. Rest In Peace Steve. I’ll be praying for peace and comfort for his family, friends and the many people grieving the loss of such a fine man.
Barb Lynch

Fay (Berkemeier) Heil

November 2, 2018

I remember when Annette first met Steve it was grand. Everyone knew they were meant for one another. One of the best things to happen to Annette and her children.
So sorry the loss to your family and friends. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Fay

Misty Johnson

October 31, 2018

Steve.. I loved working with Steve in the PICU when I was there a long time ago.. he was always there to help me being a new nurse, we had several trachs pop out on us and some funny but crazy nights together .. he got me drinking coffee with hot chocolate in it.. he was such a sweet kind person and I really enjoyed all the nights he was there to help me.. so sorry for your loss.. misty

Gregg Wilder

October 31, 2018

Thank you Misty, Lorrie, Myra, Doug, Lisa, Betty, Maggie, Vande, Martha, Sheila, Kathy, Amy, Janet, Patricia, Beverly, Catherine, Karen, Winnetta, Jeanne, Dave, Melinda, Teresa, Robert, Dana, Linda, and countless more that have expressed memories and condolences. Your warm and kind thoughts are greatly appreciated and healing. God Bless you all.

Gregg Wilder

Chaplain Linda Cirillo

October 31, 2018

I met Steve when I arrived as a weekend Night Chaplain at St Mary's Hospital in 2011. Whenever and wherever I was paged to in the hospital, Steve would be there. If he got there first, I knew he was praying for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family and friends at this time of his passing. Peace, Chaplain Linda Cirillo, St Vincent's Hospital,Evansville.

Dana Lanham

October 31, 2018

To Annette and Steve's family I am so sorry for your loss. I send my prayers. What a kind gentle man Steve was. Always smiling and always so kind. He was such a joy to work with. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Ankrom

October 31, 2018

I knew Steve during our high school days in the sixties. He had a great since of humor and you knew he loved life. When some of the guys were together he did his best to help keep us all out of trouble! A great guy, great memories.
My most sincere condolences to his family. May you find strength through your faith.

Teresa Cummings

October 30, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Steve at St Mary’s many years ago. He always had a smile and always brightened your day. I also worked with Annette for many years on Renal. We both went through divorces together and we both got remarried close together to men that God placed in our lives at the right time. He loved life, family and was an excellent Respiratory Therapist. My heart goes out to Annette and the kids. Heaven gained an excellent Angel that will watch over us for years to come. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Dave & Melinda Guinn

October 30, 2018

Grab a precious memory and hold it tight Tom......we are so sorry for your loss.

Biography

Steven Henry Wilder, 68, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born April 27, 1950, in Evansville, IN to the late Ora and Edith (Jackson) Wilder.

Steven was a Respiratory Therapist at Deaconess Hospital from 1972-1975, Welborn Hospital from 1975-1999, and St. Mary’s Hospital from 1999-2017, when he retired. He enjoyed playing golf, grilling, spending time outdoors, spending time with his family, and most of all loved his job.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Annette (Gruber) Wilder of Newburgh, IN; children, Tom Wilder, and Ashley and Nick Tofani; beloved nephew, Ryan Gribben; siblings, David and Gregg Wilder, Jill Wilder, Chester Brace, Carmen Periard.

Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mike Claypool. Friends may visit Friday from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evansville ARC.