Wesley Ivan Dodge|
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Wesley Ivan Dodge, 85, of Concord, New Hampshire, died Wednesday February 15 at the Concord Hospital. Born in East Boothbay, on July 27, 1920, he was the son of Ida Mae (Van Horn) and Alfred S. Dodge. In 1942 graduated from the Wentworth Institute in Boston.
Mr. Dodge was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 5th Army, 85th Division, and was discharged with the rank of Technical Sergeant.
He worked for the State of New Hampshire at New Hampshire Hospital and as foreman of the wood shop at New Hampshire State Prison. In retirement he worked at Wilbur's Hardware Store. Mr. Dodge was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Concord and on the state level, receiving many awards including the Silver Beaver. He was also active in the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Concord where he served on the Board of Trustees, Deacon, Chair of the Board of Christian Education and a member of the Men's Club.Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Dunlap) Dodge of Concord, N.H.; his daughters, Susan and her husband John Duckworth of Bow, N.H., Nancy and her husband Jon Siegel of Bolton, Mass.; grandchildren, Jason Duckworth, Robin Duckworth, Joshua Siegel and Adam Siegel; his sister, Edith Dodge of Boothbay; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Alfred Dodge Jr. and Freeman Dodge; and his sisters Emily Blake and Ida Estelle Amyrauld.
A memorial service was held on Saturday February 18 at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 177 N. Main Street in Concord, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the First Congregational Church, 177 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301; or the East Boothbay Methodist Church, U.S. Route 96, East Boothbay, ME 04544; or to the Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts, 571 Holt Ave., Manchester, NH 03109. The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord was in charge of the arrangements.