Eugene Wild Jr., 69, Mayville
Eugene E. Wild Jr., 69, Mayville, passed away surrounded by his loving family, after a six-month battle with liver cancer, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend.
There will be no formal funeral services per Gene’s wishes.
Eugene E. Wild was born Sept. 21, 1949, to Eugene M. and Mary Ann (Ries) Wild in Fond du Lac. Gene was a 1968 graduate of Mayville High School. He was united in marriage to Sharon A. (Glamann) Wild on Nov. 28, 1970, in LeRoy. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor at Vintage Parts in Beaver Dam for 32 years.
Gene was a member of the Mayville Gun Club. He loved shooting traditional archery and shooting all the bows he collected over the years. He was a true tinkerer at heart. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t build, fix, wire or weld. He loved the challenge of making something out of nothing and passed his wealth of knowledge onto his family. He always had the time to stop and talk to people and tell one of his many stories. His family and friends were very important to him. One of his favorite things to do was going bullhead fishing with his grandson Landen. He took a lot of pride in his cabin at Necedah. He built it from the ground up and eventually he gave up his separate hunting room, which became known as “Landen’s Cabin.”
Gene is survived by his wife, Sharon of Mayville; his children, Tricia M. Wild and John M. (Kathie) Wild; his brother and sisters, the Rev. Michael Wild of West Bend, Kathie (Ronald) Schraufnagel of Waupun, Christine (Dave) Cargen of Beaver Dam, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. John (Sue) Glamann of Lake Wales, Florida; his mother-in-law, Florence Glamann of Mayville; his grandson, Landen J. Wild; his special nephews, nieces and many friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Ann Wild and his father-in-law, Vernon Glamann.
Koepsell Funeral Home of Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.