William K. 'Bill' Wild

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William K. “Bill” Wild, 73, of McGregor passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.  

He was born April 26, 1946, in Waukon, Iowa, the son of William and Evelyn (Regan) Wild.

Bill served in the US Army in Vietnam as a sharpshooter in the infantry.  He was decorated for valor and received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained there.  

Bill worked at Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien for over 30 years as a social worker.  

He is survived by his brothers Mel (Maureen) of McGregor, Iowa, and Maurice (Marie) of Elmira, N.Y., his sister Eileen (Carl) Olofson of Lake Geneva.

A memorial gathering will be Friday, June 7, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment with military honors will be Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. at Lycurgus Cemetery in Waukon, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northeast Iowa Vietnam Veteran’s Association.

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