Geraldine Wild

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Geraldine A. Wild, nee Gauch, 80, of Belleville, IL, born August 26, 1937, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Meramec Bluffs, Ballwin, MO.

Jerry enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She enjoyed baking, crafting, sewing, bowling, and playing cards.  She also enjoyed wildlife, feeding the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks.  One of her favorite pastimes was doing puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edward W. Wild, whom she married on June 11, 1960; her parents Clemons and Minnie, nee Roth, Gauch; a sister, Lillian Davenport; and a brother, Clarence Gauch.

Surviving are her children, David (Laurie) Wild of Acworth, GA, Sherry (Dave) Reeble of Elkhorn, NE, and Vicki (Tom) Chubb of Wildwood, MO;
five grandchildren, Amber Olson, Paige Reeble, and Matthew, Morgan and Jack Chubb;
a brother, James Gauch of Mascoutah, IL;
a sister, Marianne Idecker of Hecker, IL;
and a Godchild, Jill Singleton of Waterloo, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  A memorial visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home­­­, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.

Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


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