GOWANDA - Erleen Brooks Wilder, age 83, of Route 353, Gowanda, passed away Friday morning Sept. 28, 2012, at the Gowanda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Gowanda surrounded by family.
Born May 20, 1929, in Gowanda, Erleen Brooks the only daughter of Earl and Myrtle (Kieser) Brooks.
Erleen married Walter C. Wilder in Cattaraugus, N.Y. on Oct. 31, 1947. Walter passed away Aug. 18, 1995.
A senior accounting clerk, Erleen worked for the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center and the former JN Adam Developmental Center. Prior to her state employment Erleen worked for the telephone company in Gowanda; after her state employment she worked as the Town of Persia Court clerk; she held her clerk position for many years.
Erleen is survived by four sons, Martin (Suzanne) Wilder of Westfield, Fredric (Cheryl) Wilder of Gowan-da, Douglas (Candace Broughton) Wilder of Cattaraugus and Jonathan (Crystal) Wilder of Salamanca; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren also survive along with nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband Erleen is preceded in death by brothers, Robert and baby Martin Wilder.
Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda, 716-532-4200, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 where funeral services will be held Monday, Oct, 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment to fol-low next to husband, Walter in the Park Lawn Cemetery Town of Dayton. Fr. Michael Lonto of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church Salamanca officiating.