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Francis "Franny" Wild

Obituary for Francis "Franny" Wild

June 30, 1928 - August 13, 2016
Mayville, Wisconsin | Age 88


Francis 'Franny' Wild, age 88, of Mayville, WI (Kekoskee) passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, WI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 12:00 pm (noon) at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mayville, WI with Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 10:00 am until the 12:00 pm (noon) at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mayville, WI. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, Mayville, WI.

Franny was born the son of Gilbert & Mary (nee Knoll) Wild on June 30, 1928 in the village of Kekoskee, WI. He was married to Lenore M. Schraufnagel on June 9, 1948 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, LeRoy.

Together with his wife Lenore they owned and operated Wilds Borderline Refuge in Kekoskee from 1969 – 1977. Franny was a jack of all trades.
Franny was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Mayville, WI. member of the Field and Stream Sportsman Club, Mayville, WI, Blue Wing Hunting Club, Rush Lake, WI Franny enjoyed hunting, fishing playing Sheepshead, Poker and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.

Francis is survived by his children; Robert (Audrey) Wild of Mayville, Nancy (Bill) Ohrmund of Neillsville, WI, Dale (Rose) Wild of Iron Ridge, Wesley (Rose) Wild of Mayville, and James Wild of Fond du Lac; daughter-in-law Renate (Mike) Schaetzel of Fond du Lac; sisters & brothers Arlene Griep of Fond du Lac, Delores (Jerry) Barker of Kekoskee, Richard Wild of Horicon and Ronald Wild of Kekoskee,13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife 2012; son Dennis in 1982; grandson Mark and William; brother Jerry and 1 sister Mary Hoffman.

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