September 23, 1927 – February 21, 2017
Mr. Lynn Douglas Wilda, 89, passed away Tuesday at 5:00am, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday February 21, 2017 in South Bend, IN. Lynn was born on September 23, 1927 to Anton and Mary Wilda in Rice Lake, WI. Lynn met Sandy Merrill at a Polka dance in 2005, from that point on they were dance partners, she was with him through his last days.
Left to cherish his memory are: his companion Sandy Merrill of Berrien Springs, MI; his two daughters: Janice Wilda of Alamogordo, NM and Sherry McCormick of South Bend; his son DeWayne Wilda of South Bend; and his six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lynn served honorably in the United States Army, then worked driving construction trucks for Reith-Riley and retired at age 62. Lynn also loved Polka dancing, fishing, and playing cards with family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Scottdale United Methodist Church, 4271 Scottdale Rd., St. Joe/Benton Harbor, MI at the corner of M139 old 131, Thursday March 2, 2017 at 3p.m., Rev. Terrill Schneider, Pastor, officiating. A Dinner will follow at church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in Lynn’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice. McGann Hay University Chapel and American Cremation Society, South Bend handled the cremation.
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