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Eric J. Wilden - 40

11/5/1977 - 9/5/2018

Camanche, IA

Eric J. Wilden, age 40 of Camanche, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North.  A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 7th at Prince of Peace Parish.  Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM Friday at the church.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prince of Peace Parish Hall.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


    Eric was born in Clinton on November 5, 1977, the son of Raymond and Suzanne (Leonard) Wilden.  He graduated from Clinton High School and attended the Graphic Arts Program at Clinton Community College.  He had been employed with K-Mart and was currently employed at Prince of Peace.  Eric enjoyed stamp collecting, fishing, going to garage sales, watching sports, following the Hawkeye’s and decorating their yard for Easter, Halloween and Christmas.


     Eric is survived by his parents, Ray and Susie Wilden of Camanche; six brothers and sisters; Ray (June) Wilden, Jr. of Clinton, Tony (Kathy) Wilden of Rock Island, Tammy (Mark) Petheram of West Des Moines, Cindy Wilden of Clinton, Brian Wilden of O’Fallon, MO and Randy (Sherry) Wilden of Gardner, KS; seven nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents.


Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM Friday at the church.


A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 7th at Prince of Peace Parish.


  • Bette Soenksen Dean & Alan Dean

    on 09/05/18

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family!  Please know that we will remember you and your beloved son in our daily prayers and Rosary.  God Bless you!   Bette and Al Dean

  • Rick Gustafson

    on 09/06/18

    Ray & Suzie:

      I am so sorry for your lose, Eric was so pleasant each time we met and will be missed. My wife and I will be out of town and am sorry to miss the Mass on Friday.

    Your in our prayers


  • Florence Dingmon

    on 09/06/18

    This passage comes kto mind when thinking of Eric.  "Well done good and faithful servant"  Rest in peace.

    Terry & Florence Dingmon

  • Joqn Ehlers

    on 09/06/18

    My Prayers for the whole family, Eric was always so kind to everyone and his beautiful smile will be missed. I know he is smiling down on all us. Susie snd Ray you raised a wonderful kind Man
  • Steve Schrader

    on 09/07/18

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son, and brother.  May the Lord watch over, protect, and guide your entire family during this difficult and very sad time.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.   May the Lord bless and keep you all in the hollow of his hand.

    Steve Schrader

  • Kaywyn (Kampling) Beswick

    on 09/07/18

    Ray and Susie; Most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Eric. We have been out of state in Upper Michigan with no internet or cell phone service this week, and just found out this morning, or I would have been at the funeral. I am so very sorry. Sympathy and Prayers, Kaywyn Beswick, R.N.

  • Matt Frett

    on 09/07/18

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the wilden family
  • Brian Wilden

    on 09/09/18

    Thank you all for the condolences and kind words both on-line and at Eric's funeral.  The Wilden family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.  We will all miss that ever present smile Eric shared with everyone he met.

    Good bye baby brother.  I will miss your hugs the most.

  • Kathy Petheram

    on 09/13/18

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Eric's family.  So sorry for your loss.

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