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John Charles
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August 4, 1947 – April 2, 2021

John Wilder
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Obituary for John Charles Wilder

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John Charles Wilder, resident of Manteca, CA, passed away in his home on Friday, April 2, 2021. A private Military Burial will be held on April 14th at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. A public celebration service will be held on April 17th at 11am at the following address:

Cornerstone Church, 180 Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo CA.

John was born in Oakland, CA to Dick and Beatrice Wilder on August 4, 1947. He was raised in the “Via” neighborhoods in San Lorenzo, graduating from Arroyo High School in 1966. He was inducted into the US Army on August 17, 1967. He served in the Vietnam War with the specialty title of “Vehicle Repairman”. He received the following medals:
1. National Defense Service Medal. 2. Vietnam Service Medal, 3. Good Conduct Medal
4. Vietnam Campaign Medal He received Honorable discharge on July 22, 1969. His reserve term officially ended August 16, 1973.

John met his beloved wife, Christine, in October 1974. They got engaged and were married in Reno, NV on May 24, 1975. On January 9, 1978 they had their daughter, Julie Christy.
John lived a full life working hard taking care of his family and enjoyed being a Papa to his beloved grandkids, Aaron and Katrina. John and his wife also enjoyed spending time with and taking road trips with his favorite sister-in-law, Kathy Austin. John became a member of the Upper Room Church in 2015 and actively served and was part of the church. He loved to fellowship with other church members.

John dealt with many health issues over the past 5 years including liver cancer, a liver transplant and then Stage 4 lung cancer. Yet he never complained. He did whatever he could to get better but with the support of his family, he decided to make the most of his time left and stop all treatments. He was at home being cared for by his wife and daughter when he went home to be with the Lord and family that went on before him.

He leaves behind his older sister Patricia Arnett, beloved wife Christine, his daughter Julie Opp and his grandkids Aaron Opp and Katrina Opp.

He will forever be loved and missed.

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Interment Information

Location
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Address
5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon
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