MADISON – Lindley L. Wieden, 93, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after a long full life. He was born Feb. 10, 1920, in New Sweden, son of Oscar Carl and Annie Dorothea (Nelson) Wieden.
He attended Aroostook State Normal School and graduated from Gorham Normal School. He was drafted in the U.S. Army as a medic in 1942 and spent three years in Italy, France and Germany. June 26, 1946, he married Pauline E. Card and they had five children. He taught school in Millbridge. He received his masters degree at Boston University and then was guidance counselor in Springfield, Vt., Hartford, Conn., and Rocky Hill, Conn., as well as principal of junior high, guidance counselor of Guilford, Livermore Falls, and Bethel. He was very active in church work as Sunday school superintendent, director of Youth Work, president of Couples Club, church choir, Deacon, Board of Religious Education, Lay Leader, Kiwanis Club of Guilford, advisor to Key Club, American Legion and the Masons. He enjoyed his summers on Islesboro at their cottage and later at Crescent Lake in Raymond. It was his time to relax and enjoy life to the fullest. The best times were when all his five children, his 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren could be all together with he and his wife Pauline, who predeceased him July 1, 2006.
His surviving family includes five children, Sylvia Miller and husband, Blaine, of Norridgewock, Cynthia Friedmann and husband, Michael, of Rockingham, Vt., Stephen Wieden of Madison, Catherine Sands and husband, Thomas, of Dover-Foxcroft, and Priscilla Wieden of Dover-Foxcroft; twelve grandchildren and their families, Adele McIntyre and husband, Cameron, of New Church, Va., Christal Siren and husband, Soren, of Skowhegan, Lon Miller and wife, Lisa, of Norridgewock, Amy Collins and husband, Jeffrey, of Exeter, N.H., Jameson Paine and wife, Carmen, of Stratham, N.H., Amber Jansen and husband, Sean, of Salsibury, Mass., Seth Sands and wife, Darcie, of Dover-Foxcroft, Joshua Sands and wife, Gina, of Dover-Foxcroft, Ashley Bureau and husband, Joshua, of New Hampton, N.H., Jennie Warren of Nashua, N.H., Emily Hansen of Bangor, and Anna Hansen of Dover-Foxcroft; and 17 much loved great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, at First Congregational Church, Norridgewock, with the Rev. Nathan T. Richards officiating. Internment afterward in the Sunset View Cemetery, Norridgewock. Arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.