William R. Wild
William R. Wild
  • August 14, 1925 - May 31, 2017
  • Bennet, Nebraska

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William R. Wild

August 14, 1925 – May 31, 2017

Bill passed away peacefully at home early Wednesday morning. Bill enjoyed working on projects around the home, computer technology and tinkering with just about anything. He loved mowing his yard. He enjoyed traveling, sailing, and collecting rocks and making jewelry with them. He was great at working crossword puzzles and loved classical music. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He joined the US Navy on his 18th birthday, in 1943 and was instrumental in developing radar for Navy aircraft. Bill retired in 1985 from 3M after working as a Chemical Engineer for nearly 30 years. He was a manager for Safety Product Engineering. He was a quiet, intellectual, artistic man with a funny sense of humor. He loved his family and enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren and all of his furry friends that lived with him over the years. Memorials suggested to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Preceded in death by parents Walter and Lillian Wild.

Survived by wife of 69 years, Audrey; children, Robert (Deb), Ann, Larry and Richard (Cristine); grandchildren, Adam, Melanie and Aaron (Laura); great grandchildren, Zachary, Seth, Autumn, Tenley and Claire; brother, Jack and special friend, Jody Schweitzer.

MEMORIAL SERVICE Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:30pm Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences: lincolnfh.com