Russell Wildes, age 53, of Ixonia, died suddenly from a long battle with kidney disease. Russell was born June 18, 1962, in Oconomowoc, to Leonard and Barbara Wildes.
Russell was the former owner of Get R Fixed gun shop in Watertown. He lived to hunt and fish. He was a volunteer mentor for hunting and fishing. He taught hunting safety classes. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Russell loved his Packers and Brewers as well as playing cards.
Russell is survived by his mother, Barbara, and his brothers and sisters, Wendy (Daryl) Zastrow, Daniel (Judy) Wildes, Rodney Wildes and Doug (Jenny) Wildes. He is further survived by 14 nieces and nephews and five great-nieces-and-nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Russell was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Leonard.
Friends may visit today August 27, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, and again on Friday from 1:00 pm until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 Pleasant St., Oconomowoc. His final rest will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Memorials to a charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at