Madison - Jean Ann Wilder, age 87, passed away on October 10, 2020 at Oakwood Village. She was born on December 4, 1932 to Homer and Laura Gladys (Kislia) Hamilton in Sioux City, Iowa. She married Theodore Wilder July 27, 1955 in Sioux City.
Jean went to Iowa State University in Ames and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in teaching. Jean was a Marine Corps wife, and was awarded military wife of the year. After Marine Corps retirement they resided in Madison Wisconsin. She held many jobs including teaching at St. Mary of the Lake in Westport, Program Director at Colonial Club in Sun Prairie, and worked at Wisconsin Cheeseman. She was Director at Girl Scout Camp Blackhawk for Women’s Week for over 35 years. Jean enjoyed Sanibel Island shelling, girl scouting, volunteering, quilting, painting, and was an avid crafter.
She is survived by her children Cynthia (Ronald) Hoffman, grandchild Elizabeth Lawler, great grandchild Jackson; Leilani (Jeffrey) Schirmer, grandchildren Melissa (Daniel) Hollander, great grandchildren Samuel, and Jacob, Brandon (Magdalena) Schirmer, great grandchildren Emma and Theodore; son-in-law Mark Miller, grandchildren Charles Miller, Patrick (Heather) Miller, and Kislia (Alex) Lansing, great grandchildren Richard, Laura, and Benjamin; brother James Hamilton; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her Parents; Theodore Wilder; daughter, Laura (Wilder) Miller; and stepmother, Margaret Ann (Brown) Hamilton; sister-in-law Mary Claire Hamilton.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
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