Sean Holland Wilde

Sean Holland Wilde passed away peacefully at his home in Overland Park, KS, on August 10, 2019, surrounded by the love of his family.  Sean died at the age of 40, after a period of declining health.

Sean was born May 31, 1979 in Louisville, KY.  He is the son of the late Diane Faris Wilde and the late Glenn Holland Wilde, both of Overland Park, KS.  Sean attended the Miller School of Albemarie in Charlottesville, VA, a college preparatory school, graduating in 1998.  Sean graduated from Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and History.  In 2009, Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and an Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS) from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. In 2013, Sean earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Saint Mary in Overland Park, KS.

Sean worked in the Product Management field in the Kansas City, KS, metropolitan area.  His colleagues noted that that he was an amazing individual with a sense of humor that is truly missed.

Sean’s many years of volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America brought him a significant amount of joy in life.  He felt blessed to have had the opportunity to make a difference in so many people’s lives, especially young people.  Sean was truly gifted in working with young people, providing guidance, being a mentor and adding some humor into everyday life. 

Sean was a Cub Scout as a youth and a Scouter as an adult.  Sean started his adult chapter of Scouting in 1998 in Venturing Crew 79 in Emory, VA (Sequoyah Council).  He served as Crew Associate Advisor, Crew Advisor, Troop Assistant Scoutmaster, Webelos Den Leader, Assistant Cubmaster, Camp Commissioner, Unit Commissioner, Scoutlink Regional Coordinator for U.S. and Canada (Jamboreee on the Internet), Elangomat for the Order of the Arrow, Camp Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Member and Troop Scoutmaster.  He completed his Wood Badge Course (SR-420) at Camp Davy Crockett in TN.  He served on camp staff at Camp Shenandoah (Swoope, VA), Camp Davy Crockett (Whitesburg, TN) and Dane G. Hansen Scout Reservation (Kirwin, KS). He served on staff for Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp and Webelos Resident Camp. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow by the Sequoyah Lodge #184 in 2001 and sealed his membership in 2002. In 2003, he became an Order of the Arrow Member of the Tamegonit Lodge #147 at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation and joined Boy Scout Troop 251 in Overland Park, KS. In 2005, he was inducted into the Tribe of the Golden Eagle at Dane G. Hansen Scout Reservation.  In 2013, he became an Honorary Warrior, under the name of Chattering Fox, in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. In 2016, he became a dual BSA member of Cub Scout Pack 3010 in Leawood, KS.

Sean loved animals.  He particularly loved  Golden Retrievers and the many cats in his life over the years.  He fondly talked about his childhood golden retriever, Sunshine.  She started his love for the golden retriever breed during his life.

Sean is survived by two siblings, brother T.J. Hill of Boulder, CO, his wife Ann Michelle Hill, and their two children, and sister Cindy Wilde Bouchard of Holly, MI, her husband Kent Bouchard and their daughter.

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August  17, 2019 at 10:00 am at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS.  A reception will follow at the church.  Burial will be private with his family at a later date.  

Memorial Contributions

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Boy Scouts of America in Sean’s honor.


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5 Comments on “Sean Holland Wilde”

  1. Robert N Kline Says:

    Sean loved scouting and helping the scouting youth learn and develop. I will miss Sean, but I am glad he has gone home and no longer has to suffer. Sean served as a Unit Commissioner during the time I was the District Commissioner for the old Trailhead District. Sean will be missed by those who knew him and he will be missed even more by those who did not have an opportunity to know him. Sean is at peace now and has gone on to help prepare a place for all the Scouters who will follow him.

  2. Rae Haynes Says:

    Sean was a friend for well over a decade. We met through our mutual love of Scouting. Our friendship was so much more than that, though. We talked endlessly about baseball. I will never again experience a thunderstorm without thinking of Sean. He loved the music of Chicago, and I will also think of him whenever Chicago comes on the radio. He will certainly be missed! But I am happy to know he is no longer suffering. He is at peace. He will be remembered for a long time to come.

  3. Phillip "AK-Eagle" Martin Says:

    Sean and I chatted many times over the years in scoutlink, It was pleasure to see Sean grow as an adult and as a scouter even if it was only online. On our next camp out the last campfire log of the night will be in Sean’s honor.

  4. Paul "Copper-Top" Harrison Says:

    Sean ‘Fox’ Wilde was Just,
    He served as he ought:
    He gave, and did not count the cost,
    He fought, and did not heed the wounds,
    He toiled and did not to seek for rest
    He labored and did not to ask any reward,
    Fox was witty, quirky, scouty, and most of all kind.
    The joy and experiences he gave to young people all around the world is a light that will never go dull. Good night and good hunting.

  5. Bruce A Carter Says:

    Dear Wilde-Hill-Bouchard Family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I did not get to greet you at the Mass today, and I humbly apologize for this. I was on a very tight schedule.

    Diane, Glen, and myself became very good friends when we attended St. Francis of Assisi Church. They were both wonderful to me and my family.

    During this time, I came to know Sean.

    Sean was a unique and very caring person.

    He will be greatly missed.

    Prayers coming your way.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Bruce A. Carter

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