Edward "Ed" J. Wilde
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Edward "Ed" J. Wilde, 85 of Oconto died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 after a long illness. He was born to the late Allen and Mary Ella (Petri) Wilde August 4, 1927 in Oconto. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Ed married Margaret Brazeau Nov. 23, 1950 at the former St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena. He worked as a meat cutter at Brazeau's Grocery Store in Oconto and retired from the Oconto County Courthouse as maintenance man. Ed was very proud to be involved in the community. He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto and was a past member of the church council. He also served the city of Oconto as an Alderman and on the Utility Board. Ed also was past commander of the Jones-Modrow-Young Post 74 American Legion of Oconto, and was an active participant in the Oconto Hospital Foundation where he was honored to have the chapel named after his family.
Surviving are his wife Margaret, three daughters, Marie (Mike) Coopman, Little Suamico; Rose (Darryl) Retrum, Hawthorn Woods, IL; Barbara (Dan) Rudolph, DePere; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three siblings, Laverne Olson, Gerard and James Wilde. Ed was preceded in death by three brothers, Ellsworth, Patrick and Thomas Wilde and one sister, Ida Mae Darr.
Friends may call at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto Saturday, Jan. 26th from 9 A.M. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon with Father Joel Sember officiating. Military Rites will be given immediately following Mass at the church by the Jones-Modrow-Young Post 74 American Legion. Interment at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.
In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution to the Oconto Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 226, Oconto, WI 54153 would be appreciated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice for their wonderful care.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2013