Jerry Lynn Wilder, 74, of Poseyville, Ind., born to Dorris and Audrey (Creek) Wilder on June 3, 1938, in Princeton, Ind., passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.
Jerry was a Christian and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Poseyville, Ind. He graduated from North High School in 1957 and was firstbaseman for the very first baseball team at North Posey. He was instrumental in founding Little League in North Posey County and was President of North Posey Little League for 13 years. He worked as an Agent for Prudential Insurance Company for 31 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing in the tri-state pro/ams and never missed a Schmitt Open. He also loved/hated the St. Louis Cardinals.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years: Nancy Monarch Wilder; his loved and loving children: David (Ann) Wilder of Mount Vernon, Ind., Laura (Randy) Pohl of Haubstadt, Ind., and Michael (Jaime) Wilder of Evansville, Ind.; the lights of his life, his grandchildren: Eric (fiancé Laura Nelsen) Pohl, Allison (Sean) Allen, Kristin (Tim) Goodwin, Kelli Wilder, Kim Wilder, Allen (Candice) Middleton, Kevin Middleton, Audrey Wilder and Ava Wilder; his adored great grandchildren: Bryce Middleton, Ayla Middleton and Natalie Allen. He was looking forward to the birth of another great granddaughter in November.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Werry Funeral Home, Poseyville Chapel with burial in the Poseyville Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Huntsman officiating.
Visitation was held from 2 until 8 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, and from noon until service time Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Poseyville, Ind., 47633.
Condolences may be made online at www.werryfuneralhomes.com.