April 23, 1956 – October 25, 2013
Brian G. Wilde, 57, of Stratford, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Van Diest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30 at the Stratford Lutheran Church, with Pastor Joe Lambert officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Brian Gene Wilde, son of Allen and Mariedna Oetken Wilde, was born April 23, 1956 at Osage. He graduated from Osage High School and attended NIACC. On July 4, 2007 he married Phyllis Kraus in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brian worked as a service manager at McKinleys in Osage before moving to Stratford. He was a mechanic at Richie Motors and Pat Clemons before opening Wilde Repair in 2003.
Brian is survived by his wife Phyllis of Stratford; his children, Brittaney Wilde of Webster City, Blair (Jody Liest) Wilde of Stratford, Teri (Dean Dobbs) Glenn of Nevada, Sheri (Herlindo) Kraus-Gomez of Ames, Keli Kraus-Smith of Stratford and Ken (Rhondele) Kraus of Garner, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; parents, Allen and Mariedna Wilde of Osage; brother, Barry Wilde of Edina, MN; dog, Laser and shop cat, Spaz.
Brian was a Vice President of the Lions Club, President of SCDC, Vice President of the Stratford Food Center Board, a member of the Stratford City Council, Hamilton County Seed Board, and a Past Member of the Advisory Committee for NIACC. Brian gave the gift of life by being an organ and tissue donor.
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