Jackie Wilde Celebration of Life Announced
Legendary FDSH volleyball coach will be honored July 7
A Celebration of Life Reception has been scheduled for legendary volleyball coach, teacher and community activist Jackie Wilde. The family will receive friends and family July 7th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Soldier Creek Winery in Fort Dodge.
“We want to honor Jackie Wilde the amazing mother, wife, community leader and coach,” said (son) Rod Wilde. “During their 40 years in Fort Dodge, my mother and father made great friends and influenced many lives. This celebration is an opportunity for those people to remember her and honor her legacy.”
Jackie passed away in Gold Canyon, AZ April 25, 2018 at age 85. She had been living there for the last 14 years. She is survived by her husband Bruce and their three children: Rod, Kevin and Cheryl. Their children are all Fort Dodge Senior High (FDSH) graduates.
Jackie was an FDSH coach and teacher for 22 years, winning 519 matches and guiding the Dodgers to 19 consecutive state tournament appearances, including nine final four appearances and two state titles. She taught Physical Education and Health. For 14 years, she volunteered for USA Volleyball, as the head of the Junior All-American selection committee at their annual championships.
Bruce, who still lives in Arizona; Rod of Madison, WI; Kevin of Des Moines and Cheryl of Apache Junction, AZ plan to attend the event. Light appetizers will be served. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family has set up a Jackie Wilde Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation. The scholarship will be given to a member of the FDSH volleyball team who shows dedication, hard work and leadership, just like Jackie.
Contributions can be sent to:
Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation
c/o Jackie Wilde Memorial Fund
104 S. 17th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
* please make checks payable to: Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation
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If you have questions, contact Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation Director Molly Nelson at (515) 574-5327 or firstname.lastname@example.org