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Vibeke A. Wilder

1939 - 2016 Mrs. Vibeke A. Wilder of Pittsfield passed away unexpectedly at Berkshire Medical Center on April 6, 2016. She was born in Denmark on July 26, 1939 the daughter of Karl and Lilly Andreassen and attended schools in Denmark. Vibeke began working at an early age in a variety of jobs in Copenhagen and Greenland. She arrived in America in 1964 to work for a member of the Danish Embassy. She met and married her husband, Richard Wilder, in 1965. Primarily a homemaker with a hobby of sewing, she would later work as a secretary, sales person and real estate agent. Vibeke became a Naturalized United States Citizen in 1974. Upon her husband's retirement from the federal service, the family relocated from Northern Virginia to Pittsfield in 1996. After settling in Pittsfield is when Vibeke began to fulfill her passion for quilting. Over time she developed a relationship with the Pumpkin Patch Quilts, producing patterns and teaching classes. Her quilts were displayed locally and out of state, gaining recognition and commendations. Many hang in area businesses and homes. Vibeke is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard; daughter, Karen; grandson Allen and great grandson Nolan. She is also survived by two brothers, Bent, Alex and a sister Jonna who all live in Denmark. She is thought of by family and friends as a helpful and caring person. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mrs. Vibeke A. Wilder, will be Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA with the Rev. William Furey officiating. An hour of visitation will precede the service from 1 to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, in her memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 13, 2016
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