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Welcome to the memorial page for

Rev. Ross G. Wilder

May 23, 1927 ~ December 22, 2017 (age 90)

Rev. Ross Wilder, 90, of Hillman passed away Friday, December 22, 2017, at his home.

Ross was born in Muskegon on May 23, 1927 to the late Mark and Violet (Klein) Wilder and married Frances McConnaughey on September 1, 1949.  Ross served in the United States Marie Corp during WWII.  He served 5 different churches for the East Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church, including Memphis, Oxford, Davison, Westwood Heights and retired from the Owosso Free Methodist Church.  Following retirement, he returned to Hillman where he continued to minister for many more years at numerous church throughout the area.  Ross enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and snowmobiling. 

Surviving are wife, Frances; two daughters, Gwendolyn (Earl) Hulett of Sandusky, MI, Grace (Andy) Butterfield of Memphis, MI; son, Mark Wilder of Seattle, Washington; sister, Ruth Newton of Midland, MI; several nieces and nephews.

Ross was preceded in death by a son, Gregory; an infant granddaughter, Monterey; and an infant sister, Earleen.

A joint visitation with his son, Gregory, who passed away Sunday, December 17, will be held on Friday, December 29, at Hillman Free Methodist Church from 5-8 p.m. and continue there on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Ryan and Rev. Daniel Shinabger officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Interment: Hillman Rust Cemetery

Memorials: Hillman Free Methodist Church


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hillman Free Methodist Church
331 W. Third St., Hillman MI 49746
Tel: 1-989-742-4025



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
December 29, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillman Free Methodist Church
W. 3rd Street
Hillman, MI 49746

Visitation
Saturday
December 30, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hillman Free Methodist Church
W. 3rd Street
Hillman, MI 49746

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Hillman Free Methodist Church
W. 3rd Street
Hillman, MI 49746