Obit: Wilde, Emma (1879 - 1946)

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Surnames: Wilde, Ferguson, Lamont, Krepsky, Loos, Frane, Davis, Sossaman, Brotherton, Reis, Berry, Phillipi, Mihlke, Fecker, Pickett, Carroll, Refugio, Riplinger, Johnson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/26/1946

Wilde, Emma (14 July 1879 - Dec. 1946)

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Wilde, whose death was chronicled last week, were held Saturday afternoon at the Colby Methodist church, Rev. M. B. Ferguson officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Angus Lamont, Jr., George Krepsky, Vernon Loos, Virgil Frane, Wayne Davis and W. W. Sossaman. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Robert Brotherton, Mrs. Angus Lamont, Sr., Mrs. Myrtle Reis, Mrs. W. L. Berry, Miss Katherine Phillipi and Mrs. W. W. Sossaman.

Mrs. Wilde, the former Emma Mihlke, was born in Fond du Lac on July 14, 1879, and was married at Colby on May 17, 1896, to William Wilde who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wilde came to Colby at the age of one year and lived here most of her life. After her husband died, she spent some time in Chicago and in April, 1945, moved to Abbotsford to make her home with her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Fecker. She was in poor health and bed-ridden the past nine months. She was a member of the Methodist Ladies’ Aid Society and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Surviving are eight children - Mrs. John (Gladys) Fecker of Abbotsford, Mrs. Mabel Pickett of Milwaukee, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Carroll of Las Vegas, Nev., James Wilde of Colby, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Carroll of Chicago, Roy Wilde of Abbotsford, Tom Wilde of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Refugio (June) of Garcia, Texas. Other survivors are 18 grand children, four great grand children and two sisters and three brothers - Mrs. Fred Riplinger of Riplinger, Mrs. Laurence Johnson of Farmington, Wash., Laurence Mihlke of Rockford, Wash., Fred Mihlke of Spokane, Wash., and Herman Mihlke of Plummer, Idaho.

Three children, a brother, Charles, and two sisters, Augusta and Minnie, preceded Mrs. Wilde in death.



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