Donald Wild

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Donald H. “Duck” Wild, 83, of Millstadt, IL, born June 10, 1934, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Swansea Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mr. Wild was a forklift operator at the Golden Dipt Company in Millstadt for 27 years before his retirement.  He was a member of the Grain Millers Union.  He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and playing cards, but especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret, nee Egger, Wild; a grandson, Jimmy Bready; two sisters, Florence (Harold) Miller and Katherine (Hubert) Koerber; a brother-in-law, Sylvester Dickneite; and a step-brother, George Wild.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Dolores, nee Leingang, Wild, whom he married on July 27, 1957;
six children, Jim (Vickie) Miller of Mascoutah, IL, Monica (Curt) Bochantin of Tamaroa, IL, Vickie (Walter) Ford of Belleville, IL, Peggy Sue (Bud) Villiger of Millstadt, IL;
Donald H. Wild Jr. (Sue Baum) of Okawville, IL, and Eric C. Wild (Tammy Wagner) of Mesa, AZ;
numerous grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild;
a sister, Frances Dickneite of Millstadt, IL;
and a brother, Charles Wild of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Millstadt Sportsmen Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt, IL.


10 Comments on Donald Wild

Helen Cook said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 5:58 PM

Very sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family -

  • New Athens
  • Illinois
Barbara Schmitt said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult it's been for you and the family to have 2 major losses so close together. Our hearts are with you. With love, Mike, Barb, Justin & Jamie

  • Mt Juliet
  • TN
Linda Campbell said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 12:58 PM

So sorry for you loss you all are in my thought and prayers

  • Caseyville
  • Il
Becky Morgan said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 2:57 AM

I'm so dearly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ❤

  • Walsh
  • Il
Michelle Garber said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 12:37 AM

Deepest sympathies to the Wild family. Dolores you are in our prayers for the loss of a life long partner, and to all the children, my friends of yesterday through today...I wish you peace and love. Much love, Dean, Michelle, Alex and Chase Garber( Morris)

  • Cuba
  • Mo.
Michael Parker said : Guest Report May 21, 2018 at 10:42 PM

Dolores I am so sorry to hear of your loss my condolences to you and your family.

  • Clearfield
  • UT
Deb Sebol said : Guest Report May 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Praying for the family for comfort. Feel blessed to have shared many memories with this man and his family. Love to all.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Pamela Dickneite-Taylor said : Guest Report May 21, 2018 at 7:58 PM

To the Wild Family I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kareen Broadfoot said : Guest Report May 21, 2018 at 6:36 PM

Dolores and family, Wishing and praying for you and your family in this time of sadness. God bless you. Love Kareen

  • Smithton
  • Il.
Clara Mae Hoguet said : Guest Report May 20, 2018 at 1:52 PM

Dolores, please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. We have come a long way since St. James Grade School, wishing you the best in your time of sadness. As Ever Clara Mae

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois

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