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WILDER, Lizzie A. 1856-1934


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2019 at 10:01:57

Mrs. Wilder, Former Grundy Woman, Dies In Eldora

Mrs. Lizzie Wilder, who for many years was a resident of Melrose township, Grundy county, died quite suddenly at her home in Eldora last Wednesday.

Six years ago Mrs. Wilder was struck by an automobile and very severely injured. After a time she recovered sufficiently to be up and around but she was left an invalid. In spite of her affliction, she was very patient and retained the love of all who were about her.

On her birthday, May 8th, she was taken sick and since that time she was bedfast almost continually. Her condition was not considered critical and when she quietly slept away on the morning of the 6th it came as a shock to all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at the home last Friday afternoon and later at the Church of the Brethren at Ivester. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery in Melrose township.

Lizzie A. Wilder was born May 8, 1856, at Mt. Carroll, Ill., and died in Eldora June 6, 1934. She was the eldest child of Lydia and Samuel B. Sheller. When a small child she came with her parents to Grundy county, they being one of the early families in what was then a new country. At that time the country was largely prairie and it was a good many years before there was a church built in the neighborhood.

She was united in marriage to Jerry J. Wilder Feb. 25, 1879. The husband passed away Dec. 7, 1901. Of this union were born three children: Edith L. Wilder of Eldora, Faye Kishbaugh of Dixon, Ill., and Howard R. Wilder of Waterloo.

The first years of her married life were spent in Savanna, Ill., and in the Ivester neighborhood. From 1897 the family lived in Grundy county until eighteen years ago when the family moved to Eldora where they have since resided.

The immediate relatives left to mourn her death are the three children, Edith, Faye and Howard; three grandchildren, Wayne, Eugene and Ralph Kishbaugh; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dinnes and Mrs. Emma Button of Ivester and Mrs. Kate Schwarck of Cedar Falls, and three brothers, Harry, George and Frank Sheller, all of Ivester.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 June 1934, pg 4


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