Floyd L. “Frog” Wilder, Jr.

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Floyd L. “Frog” Wilder, Jr., 61, of Mount Hope, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

He was born on Aug. 24, 1954, in Flint, Mich., the son of Floyd L. and Nona L. (Dunnington) Wilder, Sr. Frog worked at Crossing Rivers Health, formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, for 15 years as a maintenance technician. Frog was loved by his co-workers, family and many, many friends. He will be best remembered for his eagerness to help anyone, anywhere, at any time; his playful humor, love of the outdoors and animals - wild, domestic, sautéed or fried.

Survivors include his four daughters, Brandy Schmidt, North English, Iowa; Ruby (John Andrews) Wilder, Prairie du Chien, Jamie Wilder, Gays Mills; Hannah (Jason) Kluedtke, Boone, Iowa; ten grandchildren, Chloe, Peyton, Alana, Brandon, Trinity, Thaedyn “Buddah,” Nicole, Harper, Jace, and Averi; a brother, John (Linda) Wilder, Stoughton; a niece, Ashlee and a nephew, Justin; two honorary children Tory and Colby.

In addition to his parents, Frog was preceded in death by a brother James in infancy and his beloved dog, Molly.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster. Private family burial will be in the Beetown Cemetery, Beetown. Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given in Frog’s name for Metastatic Cancer Research. 

Online condolences: www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com

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