Mr. Wild worked as a coal miner before his retirement. After his retirement, he enjoyed many years working as a cafeteria supervisor at Freeburg Community High School. Paul was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Kathryn, nee Franke, Wild; a sister, Doris Muckenturm; and two brothers, Lloyd Wild, in infancy, and Willard Wild.
Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Mary A., nee Becker, Wild whom he married on March 14, 1987;
a son, Paul B. Wild;
two step-daughters, Lynn (Mark) Vasquez, and Nancy (Tusi) Lealaimatafao;
six grandchildren, Crystal (T.J.) Cox,
Samantha (Nate) Hagemann, Stacie Vasquez, D.J. Lealaimatafao, Abby Lealaimatafao, and Jason Lealaimatafao;
three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Makayla, and Jackson;
five sisters-in-law, Ruby Wild, Elaine Wild, Gerry Becker, Norene Becker, Bernice Gaskill, and Rose (Al) Heiligenstein;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice, especially Bonnie, Julie, and Magen. Thanks also is extended to the staff at DaVita Dialysis in Shiloh, IL
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.