Tuesday, 05 December 2023

Jeffrey Francis Wilder II


Jeffrey Francis Wilder II was born on Dec. 15, 1988, in Clearlake, Calif.

Jeff was taken tragically while working on the job in Victoria, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.  

Jeff worked his dream job as a lineman since graduating in 2009 from the Northwest Lineman’s College.  

Working in this field provided Jeff the opportunity to pursue his passion, as well as explore new parts of the country, and give back to those who were suffering loss in times of natural disaster.  

Those who knew him understand that giving back came naturally to Jeff.  One would never come in contact with him without seeing his beaming smile or receiving one of his unforgettable hugs.  

Jeff was much like any other 24-year-old and enjoyed indulging in video games, eating bacon cheeseburgers with extra bacon, and watching Giants baseball with a cold beer.  

There was nothing he loved and looked forward to more than coming home to the mountains, oceans and lakes of California.  

Jeff squeezed every moment out of life, and never missed an opportunity to express his love to his family and friends.  

Jeff leaves behind his heartbroken family: dad, Jeff; mom, Cathy; adoring sisters, Kate and Ronnie; brother, Bobby; best friends, Chris and Wyland; loving girlfriend, Jenny; aunts and uncles, Kelley and Bert, Billy and Kristi, Jody and Art, Ginny and Lee, Patti, Linda, Terrie and Kenny, Buddy and Connie; and grandmother, Jeri.

The Jeffrey Wilder Memorial Scholarship Fund will be established through the Northwest Lineman College in Denton, Texas. Those interested in contributing may please contact Lewis Rhoden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Please join the family for a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 14435 Uhl Ave., Clearlake.

Immediately following Mass there will be a celebration of Jeff’s life at the Masonic Lodge No. 183, 7100 S. Center Drive in Clearlake.

Upcoming Calendar

12.06.2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
East Region Town Hall
12.09.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
12.09.2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christmas in Middletown
12.10.2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concerts with Conversation: Kennedy Jazz Trio
12.14.2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lakeport Blizzard event
12.16.2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Kelseyville Wreaths Across America ceremony
12.16.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
12.21.2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lakeport Blizzard event
Christmas Eve

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