Oct. 27, 1923 — Nov. 5, 2010
CULVER — Mary G. “Tiny” Wildes, 87, of Culver died at 10:55 a.m. Nov. 5, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.
Mary was born to Vincent Roppolo and Lina Rizzo on Oct. 27, 1923 in Gary. She graduated from Emmerson High School. She was married Nov. 24, 1945 at St. Anthony’s Rectory in Gary to Charles “Ted” Wildes. Together they raised five children. Ted preceded her in death in 1999.
Mary was a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver. She was a very good cook. Mary will be greatly missed by many.
Mary is survived by: her sons, Terry (Janice Ritz) Wildes of Crown Point, Tim (Susan) Wildes of Warsaw, and Kevin (Sherri) Wildes of South Bend; daughters, Sue (Danny) Deneen of Noblesville, and Paulette (Bill) Shaw of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Emily, Austin, Danielle, Jason and Nathan Wildes, Alice (Mike) Dominguez, and Kaley and Rory Deneen, Harry (Angella) Pierce, Thaddeus Pierce and fiance Esther White, Molly (Drew) Wilkerson, and Melissa Wildes (Bret) West; five great-grandchildren, Connor, Quinn, Fin, and Annora Mae Pierce, and Caleb West; one sister; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A time to share memories with Mary’s family will be at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be no funeral services. Interment will be private.
Friends are planning a mass service at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Culver Community Food Pantry, Culver.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com .
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.