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Irvin Wildin


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 2/20/2006 at 15:09:09


Winterset Madisonian
6 May 1953

Irvin Wildin, a well known resident of Crawford township for 47 years, died at the Madison County Memorial hospital in Winterset, Saturday, May 2. He was 78 years of age. He was stricken with apoplexy about noon and died about 8. p.m.

Mr. Wildin was one of the leaders of this community over a long period of years. For 27 years he served on the board of directors of the Patterson Consolidated school. He was active in the Farm Bureau, was a township trustee, and had served on the township PMA committee since that organization was founded.

He was a native of Kenosha, Wisc. where he was born Oct. 15, 1874, youngest and last survivor among the seven children born to Edward and Belle Wildin. As a boy he moved to Wright county, Iowa and was married at Eagle Grove on April 20, 1901 to Jennie Stevens. In 1906, he came to the farm in Crawford township where he had lived since that year.

Mr. Wildin is survived by his wife; and nine children, Mrs. Verna Klein of Chicago, Mrs. Zelda Buck of Los Angeles, Mrs. Gertrude Hudson of Creston, Ed Wildin of Union township, Clarence Wildin of Lee township and Mrs. Irma Harpole, Mrs. Phyllis Pace and Lew and Darrel Wildin, all of Crawford township. He also leaves 28 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Patterson Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Eldon Hayworth and the Rev. Glenn Parrott of Winterset. Burial was made in Montpelier Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: George Durand, Guy Fogler, Robert Lull, Lester Frey, Ervin Howell and John Lull.


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