Keith V. Wilder

Keith V. Wilder, 85, Marion, passed away in his home at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.  He was born in Aboite Township (Allen County) and was the son of the late Laureld and Velma (Dennis) Wilder.  He married his first wife, Donna, on December 18, 1953, and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2003.  He then married Patricia “Patty” (Dawes) McAllister in 2005, and she survives.


Keith was U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Korean War from 1952-1956.  Following his military service, he worked at Saint-Gobain Containers for 8 years before finishing out his career with Foster-Forbes, where he worked for 33 years.  Keith was a member of Open Door Fellowship Church.


In addition to his wife, Patty, he is survived by his son, Kevin (Marilyn) Wilder, Hesston, Kansas; brother, Dale (Carol) Wilder, Fort Wayne; son-in-law, Rollie Reith, Defiance, Ohio; step-daughter, Kathy Lynch Geist, Don Pedro Island, Florida; step-son, Michael Lynch, Wabash; 7 grandchildren, Elliot (Shelby) Wilder, Wesley (Abby) Wilder, Elisabeth Wilder, Amy (Durwood) Hibbard, Beth (Devin) Reith-Holbrook, Joshua Michael (Shannon) Wilder, and Julie (Charlotte) Reith; and 3 great-grandchildren, Dawn Hibbard, Gwen Hibbard, and Henry Holbrook.


Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Donna; sister, Joy Platt; and daughter, Dawn Reith.


The family will receive visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.


Services to celebrate Keith’s life will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Open Door Fellowship Church, 1388 N. 800 W. #27, Converse, IN 46919.


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