Edmonda M. Wilder (Kapala), 71, passed away at her home in Dwight, Illinois on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. A loving mother, grandmother and friend to many; a nurse for many years, working at St. Pat’s and Sunnyhill in Joliet, Illinois, and retiring from Fox Center in Dwight, Illinois. She was a baptized member and friend to many at the First Baptist Church in Dwight. Survivors include her daughter, Dawn (Rodney) Platt, and grandchildren, Delaney and Rianna Platt of Braceville, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Edmund B. “Eddie” Kapala, Jr.; sister, Janice Binder; and many other family members. Cremation rites have been made under the direction of Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, Illinois. May she rest in peace.



Just close your eyes and you will see

All the memories that you have of me

Just sit and relax and you will find

I’m really still there inside your mind.

Don’t cry for me now I’m gone

For I am in the land of song

There is no pain, there is no fear

So dry away that silent tear.

Don’t think of me in the dark and cold

For here I am, no longer old

I’m in that place that’s filled with love

Known to you all, as “up above.”