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Mr. Robert M. Wilford, a 93-year-old resident of Galt, died at 9:08 a.m., Monday, October 9, 2023 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2023 at The Galt Christian Church. Burial will be in Galt West Cemetery of Galt. 

Open visitation will be Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary, north of Trenton. 

Mr. Wilford was born April 25, 1930 in Gary, IN, the son of Delbert and Winnie Martin Wilford. He graduated from Galt High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier with 30 years of service.  

He lived all of his life in the Half Rock and Galt communities and was a lifelong member of the Galt Christian Church, where he taught Sunday School for many years. 

On September 24, 1977 he was married to Bessie Myers Tolle by Bro. David Pummill at the Galt Christian Church in Galt. She preceded him in death on April 11, 2022. 

His survivors include two daughters, Cheryl King of Galt and Leah Verlene McDonald of Kearney; four grandchildren, Kathi Brundage of Liberty, Brad King and wife, Laura of Bryan, TX, Brett King and wife, Ashley of Crowley, TX and Suzie Morris and husband, Jeff of Shawnee, KS; twelve great-grandchildren, Gavin, Sgt. Dalton Olson USMC, Kennady, Alleea, Olivia, Kayla, Noah, Kyler, Mercedes, Jacob, Shawn and Samantha; and two great-great-grandchildren, Syrus Nathan King and Braxton Geoffrey Bunck. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a great-grandson, Nathan Michael King.  

Memorials can be made to either Galt Christian Church or Galt West Cemetery and may be left with the mortuary. 

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