Mary Esther Wilde, 81

Published 8:47 am Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Mary Esther Wilde, 81

Mary Esther Wilde, 81, of Rosemount, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Austin to Lloyd and Esther (Killoren) Titus. She grew up in Austin and graduated from St. Augustine’s Catholic School in 1955. After graduation, Mary started working at Hormel, retiring after 42 years.

On Sept. 13, 1957, she was united in marriage to Jerry L. Wilde at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Austin. The couple made their home in Austin before moving to Rosemount in 2013.

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Mary was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, traveling, winters in Arizona, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jerry Wilde, Rosemount; Sheryl (Tom) Szymanski, New Brighton Minnesota; Lynette (Dan) Gormley, Scottsdale Arizona; Denise Muir, Rosemount; Michael (Tammy) Maplewood, Minnesota; Stephanie (David) Kilian, Lakeville Minnesota; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and brothers, Richard Titus, Leonard (Charlotte) Titus and Thomas (Janet) Titus, Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joanne Cassidy; brother-in-law, Gene Cassidy; and sister-in-law, Irene Titus.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Mayer Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at