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Kenneth Wilder

Kenneth R Wilder

Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 - Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Obituary

Kenneth Reed Wilder, 65 of Strafford, NH died peacefully in his home on January 3, 2021 after a six year battle with stage 4 prostate cancer.

He was born on December 14, 1955 raised in Wakefield, MA by Ted Wilder and Helen (Flanagan) Wilder.

Kenny spent every summer of his life on Bow Lake until he made it his home in 1990. His true passion came with waterskiing, he would be the first in the lake (with ice still on it) and last out. He would stop whatever he was doing if the lake was calm and drive around the lake looking for a driver and most of the time he had an observer. His finesse on the water will be a lasting memory for all. Kenny had a natural talent at any athletic endeavor. He was owner of Wilder Flooring in Northwood, NH with his wife Patti for 21 years before the sale of their business in 2012. After the sale he went to work for railroad in Massachusetts and worked 8 years there.

Kenny is survived by Patti (Hughes) Wilder spouse of 38 years; daughter Darci Wilder of Strafford, NH and a step daughter Ami (Brazil) McGilvray, son in law Keith McGilvray and grandson Kamden McGilvray of Loudon, NH. His twin sister Diane Richardson and brother Paul Wilder.

Friends and family may call from 2:30-5:00pm on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Purdy Memorial Chapel in Lee, NH

A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Caverly Cemetery in Strafford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Kenny Wilder to name a gene in Kenny’s honor in the Gene Display at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Please write checks payable to Dana-Farber and in memory of Kenny Wilder in the memo section. You may also make a gift online at https://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR/GivingPage/MyPage?pg=team&fr_id=1200&team_id=8339.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 8th, 2021 | 2:30pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 8th, 2021 2:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Purdy Memorial Chapel
    Address
    2 Concord Rd. Rt.4
    Lee, New Hampshire 03861
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  • Interment

    Location
    Strafford Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Notes
    A Private burial will be held in the Spring of 2021.

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Jeff and Bonnie Watson

Posted at 03:55pm
We will always remember Kenny for his warm smile and gentle way.
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Judi Whitcher

Posted at 01:30pm
Kenny has been a true friend of ours for well over 50 years. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand even though a Coors Light was his only reward. Over the years we have enjoyed many memorable adventures from Southwest Florida, to New England, and of course many good times at Bow Lake. Kenny had a passionate, genuine approach to whatever or whoever he came in contact with. He fought a terrible desease like no other, and managed to remain optimistic.
Our family will miss him beyond words, feeling blessed to have shared so many years of unconditional friendship.
Our heartfelt condolences to Patti and family.
Mark & Judi Whitcher
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The Meurling Family (Kenny's Foreman)

Posted at 10:00am
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Mark, Judi & family

Posted at 09:19am
To Patti and Family: We will miss our dear friend, Kenny, but take comfort knowing he is now at peace, pain free. Our heartfelt condolences to you .
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Linsay Kaplan

Posted at 09:32pm
Kenny was a constant -- strong and kind, humble and pensive. My memories of him will always lie in summers at Bow Lake. I will never forget the way he embraced that environment with such an infectious enthusiasm. Kenny inspired us all to ski, and I'm fairly certain it was his constant coaxing and encouragement that got my 8-year-old up for the first time.

I am certain we will see signs of him on Bow Lake in the years to come, especially on the calmest, most serene days.
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