Harry J. Wild

June 29, 1929 - Nov. 27, 2008

Harry J. Wild of Waukesha died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at his home at age 79. He was born June 29, 1929, in Waukesha, to Joseph and Eugenia (nee Kennedy) Wild.

Harry was a 1947 graduate of Waukesha High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his bachelors degree in business. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 until 1953. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married Phyllis DOrazio of Sussex.

For 53 years, he was the beloved husband and best friend to his wife, Phyllis; dear father of Joseph (Rose) Wild of Nashua, N.H., and Michael (Mary Beth) Wild of Milwaukee; loving grandfather of Molly and Tess Wild of New Hampshire, Kyle (Ky) Meyer, Ian and Sean Meyer of Milwaukee; and great-grandfather of Oryon Meyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Clark.

His years raising his family were spent traveling the Midwest as a manufacturers agent for several companies. He retired in 1995. Throughout his life he enjoyed family, friends, and jazz. He leaves behind a legacy of love and loyalty, wit, and friendships. We will miss him greatly.

Private graveside services were held today, Dec. 2, at St. Josephs Cemetery in Waukesha. Friends and family will gather to remember him at Daddy-Ohs Restaurant in downtown Waukesha from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

Memorials can be directed to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43604, or Lymphoma Leukemia Society, 200 S. Executive Drive, No. 203, Brookfield, WI 53005.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.