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Robert L. Wild

Obituary for Robert L. Wild

August 6, 1931 - July 21, 2018
Juneau, Wisconsin | Age 86


Robert L. Wild, age 86 of Juneau, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert will take place on Friday, July 27 at 12 noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish with the Rev. Fr. Christopher Gernetzke and Rev. Fr. Justin Lopina presiding. A visitation for Robert will take place on Friday, July 27 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at noon. Burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Juneau with military honors to be conducted by the Juneau American Legion Post #15.

Robert was born the son of Guy and Cecilia (Schabel) Wild on August 6, 1931 in tn. LeRoy. He was a graduate of Mayville High School and attended MATC- Madison. Robert was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War and was member of the Juneau American Legion Post #15 and the Lowell VFW Post #9392. Robert owned and operated Wild Painting in Juneau from 1978-2006. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Horicon. Robert loved baseball and enjoyed coaching Juneau Little League and Juneau American Legion baseball. His grandchildren were a source of pride and joy and with his wife enjoyed supporting them in all of their activities. Robert also loved the time spent at his cottage in Wautoma.

Robert is survived by his wife Patricia of Juneau. His children- Gary Wild of Juneau, Bruce (Jami) Wild of Brown Deer, Jeanne 'Gina' (Fred) Eddy of Geneva, IL., Jim (Denise) Wild of Reeseville, Mary Ann (Dr. John) Gernetzke of Evansville, Andrea (Scott) Schulte of Columbus, and Steve (Kendra) Wild of Lindenhurst, IL. His 22 grandchildren- Nick Wild, Shaun Wild, Kevin Wild, Shannon Wild, Carla (Darrick) Wiseman, Jim (Tina) Eddy, Sami (Deven) Adams, Alli Wild, Steph Wild, Chris Gerntezke, Peter Gernetzke, Matt Gernetzke, Anne Gernetzke, Mary Gernetzke, Catherine Gernetzke, Ryan Schulte, Robin Schulte, Rachel Schulte, Cecilia Schulte, Shauna Schulte, Jenna Wild, Venessa Wild, and Kayle Dieringer. His 8 great grandchildren- Josh, AJ, Kyra, Matthew, Madison, Emelia, Evelyn, and Emma. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Shaun Wild, siblings- Mae Funk, Dorothy Christian, Lucille Quandt, Lucy Marsch, Bernard Wild, Edwin Wild, and Cora Kahlhamer.

Robert gave the nursing staff at the Columbus Community Hospital a daily 'thumbs up' for their 5 star compassionate care and to Dr. Rolf Poser for his care and genuine concern for Robert and the entire Wild family. Also, special thanks to Linda Breuckman and Wes Mulkey.

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