Arvid Dale Wilder

February 26, 1947October 11, 2020

Arvid Dale Wilder


Arvid lost his 10 year battle with heart disease on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Providence Centralia Hospital.

Arvid was born in Milford, Iowa to Emery Syndergaard and Mary Ann Dale. He was moved to Washington in the third grade and to Chehalis Wash., in the ninth grade. He graduated WF West in 1965 and went on to enjoy his life long passion of playing the guitar and singing. During the next 15 years he always had a band "Arvid Wilder and Travelers" and made music every weekend. We always said he knew at least 500 song because as long as it was vintage country or rock, he could sing it.

Arvid took a weekend off in 1971 and married Cheri Lininger and they have been each other cheerleader for these last 49 years. Arvid owned and operated Arvid's Interiors in Chehalis, but retired 10 years ago and for the last 10 years he has played his guitar and sang for friends, and enjoyed coffee with his cronies at Sweet Inspirations.

Arvid was preceded in death by his parents. Arvid is survived by his wife, Cheri, his Daughter Erika Wilder, granddaughter, Alyssa Johnson, and Grandson, Kameron Witt. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lynn Dawes in Mission Viejo CA. and brother, Duane Christensen in Tenino and many nieces and nephews.

We will miss him. He could always make us laugh. We will take these memories with us and always keep him near. There will be a get together at a future date.


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Arvid Dale Wilder

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Bob Rucker

October 24, 2020

In memory of Arvid, my deepest sympathies and prayers for your loss. I doubt that he would remember me, but we both spent the summer of '64 on the fire line (among other things) working for the DNR. The only time I heard him sing was when one day coming back from the woods in our crew bus, we pulled into camp off the Jackson Highway and he opened up with Hank Snow's "Big Eight Wheeler." I thought to myself "WOW" if I could only sing half that good. I enjoyed that summer working with him and have often thought about all of us on that crew. Again my deepest sympathies for your loss.


Duane Christensen

October 21, 2020

Big Brother I have so many memories of you I cannot decide which one I favor most. Recently you said to me "Sonny we both have had quite the journey haven't we" and you are right about that. I am going to miss the riding to give estimates to your customer's because you would entertain me with songs you would sing that you said reminded you of me. Those road trips you made me laugh there and back with your humor and good acting. I will always miss you but have so many memories you will be in my head and close to my heart. I will see you farther on up the road someday. Big Hoss I Love you because you be my big brother see you later.

John & Debby Date

October 16, 2020

Don’t let go of your precious memories. They’ll get you through this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Arvid


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