Scott Charles Wild, 53, of Chippewa Falls, WI, ended his battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 3 a.m., the hour of Divine Mercy.
Scott was born September 22, 1964, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Beverly Wild (Feuling) and the late Bernard Wild, Sr. On August 9, 1986, Scott married Katherine Wild (Bowe).
St. John Paul II said, “The measure of a man is his capacity to sacrifice for the good of his beloved.” Scott measured up tremendously to this standard with an inexhaustible capacity to love those around him. The great magnitude of his love was most evident as a husband to his primary beloved, his wife Kathy, as well as a father to his seven children.
He enjoyed his job as a lineman at Xcel Energy for 30+ years. He loved working storms, climbing poles, and restoring power; he especially loved the people he worked with. His co-workers loved and respected him. He never did anything halfheartedly whether at work, fishing or hunting, building his home, cleaning or fixing his cars, or packing and unpacking the groceries.
He daily laid down his life joyfully in service to his family. Scott was more than a breadwinner; he was the spiritual and emotional pillar of his family. Yet his love knew no borders. He truly never met a stranger because he made everyone feel like an old friend.
His greatest passion in life was his Catholic faith. He loved learning from the lives of the saints, praying the Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and serving his church community at St. Peter’s.
His capacity for sacrifice and love took on new meaning when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. He met every challenge with patience, courage, and most remarkably with concern not for himself but for those around him. His comforting phrase, “God has a plan,” was constantly on his lips. He was quick to remind us how truly blessed we are, and hoped that through his suffering, all would come closer to Christ. He may not have understood God’s plan, but he trusted it, and continued to love and sacrifice to the end.
Scott is survived by his wife, Katherine; children, Therese (Grover) Green, Maria (Ryan) Reynolds, Beverly Anna (Marcus) Walden, Abigail (Blake) Bertrand, Scott Wild Jr., Madeleine Wild, and Cheri-Grace Wild; grandchildren, Maximillian, Evangeline, Anastasia, and Finn; mother, Beverly Wild; siblings, Sara (Dick) Haley, Susie (Pete) Larson, Bernie (Susie) Wild Jr., Joe (Lori) Wild, Steve (Vicki) Wild, and Sandy (Steve) Ripplinger; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Wild, Sr.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden with Monsignor Michael Gorman celebrating the Mass along with con-celebrants, Fr. Samuel Martin, Fr. Justin Kizewski, Fr. Mark Miller, Fr. Dan Sedlacek, and Deacon Dan Rider. Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately following Mass. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the church as well as one hour prior to Mass on Monday. The recitation of the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will begin at 3 p.m. and a Christian Vigil Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family. To express condolences online please visit www.thompsonfuneralhome.com.