Obit: Wild, Jack E. #2 (1936 - 2008)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Clemans, Grinker, Maxam, Nichols, Schindler, Schultz, Wild, Wild-Yaron, Willger
----Source: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 June 2008 Volume 48, No. 24, Page 14
Wild, Jack E. (13 Oct. 1936 - 10 June 2008)
Jack E. Wild, 71, Abbotsford died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 as a result of a tractor accident while he was doing repair work at his home outside of Abbotsford in the town of Mayville.
Jack was born October 13, 1936 to John and Eleanor (Nichols) Wild in the town of Holway in Taylor County. Jack attended schools in the area. On June 20, 1956 Jack married Lucille Maxam at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, Wis. They lived in the town Little Black in Taylor County. In 1961, Jack started the Abbotsford Oil Co. in Abbotsford, Wis.
They later moved to Abbotsford in 1963 where Jack continued to be the owner/operator of the Abbotsford Oil Co. for 42 years. In 2004, Jack continued in business with Wild's Fuel in Abbotsford, Wis.
Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church as well as a long time usher for the church. Jack was a life time member of the Abbotsford Sportsman's Club and a long time member of the Abbotsford Ambulance Service where he volunteered his time as an emergency medical technician. In 2005, Jack received the Community Service Award and was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Both Jack and Lucille were awarded the Business of the Year by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Lucille, Abbotsford; two children, Debra Wild-Yaron, Abbotsford and Donald Wild, Abbotsford; four grandchildren, Jason, Zach, Andy and DJ.; two great grandchildren, Kendall and Cooper; two sisters and one brother, Lillian (Bill) Clemans, Sun City West, AZ, Betty (Donald) Grinker, Milwaukee, and Arthur (Marge) Wild, Stetsonville. Jack is further survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. He will be missed by his special companion: his dog "Pickles"
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jack will be held Monday, June16, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford, Wis. Rev. Gerard Willger will preside.
Helen Schultz will be the organist for Tim Schindler as the soloist. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in the town of Little Black in Taylor County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and on Monday at the church in Abbotsford from 10 a.m. until time of services.
There will be a St. Bernard's Parish Rosary Service at 7 p.m. followed by a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. both at the funeral home in Abbotsford on Sunday.
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