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    Carol Sue Wild
    November 16, 1945 - May 22, 2019

    Carol Sue Wild

    Carol Sue Wild
    Nov 16, 1945 - May 22, 2019

    Carol Sue Wild
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    Carol Sue Wild, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019, at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

    A celebration of Sue's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 A.M. at First Lutheran church in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Monmouth, Iowa. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

    Carol Sue Gerischer was born on November 16, 1945 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Paul Gerischer and Dorothy (Ralston) Gerischer. She was a 1964 graduate of Andrew High School. She married Richard "Dick" Wild on June 6, 1965 at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa.

    Carol Sue had worked at Operation New View in Maquoketa for 16 years, had also driven for the RTA, and worked at DAC, Inc. in Maquoketa. Additionally, she and her husband had run a food pantry from their home in Andrew for several years.

    Carol Sue was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. She was very active with her time and volunteered for several area organizations. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and baking cakes on special occasions for people.

    Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Richard "Dick" Wild of Maquoketa, IA; children, Jim (Marla) Wild of St. Louis, MO, Steve (Rosa) Wild of Algonquin, IL, Brian (Michelle) Wild of Ames, IA, and Mark (Amy ) Wild of Boonville, MO; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Rick (Diane) Gerischer of Maquoketa, IA; and sisters, Gail Guckenburger of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Nancy (Dale) Kilburg of Maquoketa, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, brothers Bill Gerischer and David Gerischer, and a sister Joan Gerischer.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Carol Sue Wild memorial fund has been established.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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    Holly T on Jun 14, 2019

    CandleShe was the best lady out there, she used to baby sit me when I was a baby. She will be missed dearly by friends family and love ones.

    Tina on Jun 3, 2019

    Carol was so caring and helpful and amaxing. She will be so very much missed.Rip Carol...Hugs and respect and love sent to all who knows her❤

    Brenda Walker on May 28, 2019

    Sue was an amazing woman and she meant the world to our family; she was our Mom’s best friend. She was quick with a smile, a laugh, and a hug and I loved her for that and will miss her dearly. She will always be in my heart. Now, she’s in Heaven with Mom, having coffee again and talking about us kids and grandkids, and laughing...

    Mary and Larry Baker on May 28, 2019

    I remember Sue's joyful smile as she entered church on Sundays. She was always so sweet to my daughters as they loved to hold the door 3for Dick and Sue. Although we have been gone almost a year from Maquoketa, I am sure she will be missed. Bakers

    michelle burkey on May 28, 2019

    So sorry for your family’s loss!! Sue was such a sweet lady!! prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Chris Kilburg on May 26, 2019

    Jim, family and friends. Sorry for your loss.

    Terry Stonebarger on May 25, 2019

    Dear Mr. Richard Wild, I am a best friend of Mary Gerischer and over the past 30 some years I have known her she has given me quite a picture of hers and David's families much like my own). We have our good times and our bad, however, it is my heart-felt belief that when we get to those Pearly Gates those who have gone before, regardless of how we felt at the end of our lives, when we meet there at those beautiful gates all be well and love will abound. This Bible verse was my mother's favorite for the better part of her life and I try to apply it as I go through my days which are sometimes dark and depressed. It is Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." KJV When I became right minded a while after Mom's passing I thought long and hard on this one and how could I rejoice at the loss of my dear sweet little mother. This is the seed that I believe the Holy Spirit planted in my mind.....I am to rejoice for her going home for several reasons that I won't go into but this is the most important reason for us to both rejoice, they suffer no longer with any pain or mental anguish (my mom suffered the mental anguish because of my siblings and my trials and tribulations). I realize I sound like a "Bible thumping idiot who knows an iota of nothing", but regardless of what I am saying the meaning I am trying to get across is this: I am here for you, stranger though I may be. If there is anything that I might be able to help you with even if it is just to listen, then I am here. Also, there is a website you might find comforting. Here is the web address: christianslikeme.net . Pastor Rolf Anderson is one of the administrators there and is also a qualified counselor. As I said, if I can give you any assistance, feel free to email me. [email protected] You and the family have my heart and my prayers. David was a good guy who did some good by me so if I can help one of his own, I'm ready to help. GOD Bless Terry Lynn Stonebarger

    Darla Bruns on May 24, 2019

    God got a beautiful loving angel. I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was always gracious and friendly and her hugs were the best. She will always be missed.

    Rick Till on May 24, 2019

    I was crushed to hear of Sue's passing. I shall miss chatting for hours with her around her kitchen table. I always considered her one of my surrogate mothers as she always treated me as one of the family. Her booming laugh and ready smile made me feel at home when visiting. She is in god's hands now but will live on through her family and friends.

    LeAnn Kasemodel on May 24, 2019

    CandleSorry for your loss what a great lady she was. Thinking of you all.

    Paul & Barb Trenkamp on May 24, 2019

    Dear Dick & Family, Love & Sympathy to you all. I have known and loved Sue since I was a kid. She was my Mom's best friend and always there to help Mom cook food for any event we had. I remember all the coffee she drank with Mom bringing her little boys with her. I will laugh when I think of Sue, Mom & I making Applesauce. She had such a good heart and so good to people. I will remember our FlapJacks lunches we had with her & Dick. She will always be in my heart and prayers. I loved her so much. Rest in Peace Dear Lady.

    Dianne henry on May 24, 2019

    Wild family - so very sorry for your loss. Carol was a caring and loving lady.

    Ronelle Clark on May 24, 2019

    We are sorry for your loss. Sue impacted so many lives in so many ways.

    Mary (David) Gerischer on May 24, 2019

    One of our precious moments; the baptism of our oldest son Paul Andrew Gerischer. Sue did wonderful double duty as Co-Godmother and cake designer for the occasion.

    Kathy McCloy on May 23, 2019

    So very sorry to hear this. Sue was such a caring and giving soul. Impacted so many lives with her loving generosity. I feel blessed to have worked together with her. Prayers to all!

    Debbie Kilburg Ties on May 23, 2019

    Very sorry for your loss, Wild family.

    Debora blake on May 23, 2019

    So sorry for your loss sue was a one of kind lady. Always there for everyone with a smile and help she will be missed by many. Take care of each other.

    James klossner on May 23, 2019

    CandleSo sorry to hear of Sue passing. She was an amazing lady. I worked with Sue at DAC and became friends. She will be missed by lots of people. Rest In Peace my friend

    Heather Rickertsen on May 23, 2019

    Deepest Sympathy to Wild Family

    Danielle long and trinity on May 23, 2019

    Sue was a great woman I remember my folks were good friends and spent well spent time together when they could. Hope you find peace in Gods loving mercy, she will be remembered. Sorry for your loss.

    CHERYL HARTWIG on May 23, 2019


    Missy,Dave & Colton on May 23, 2019

    My deepest sympathy to Sue’s family. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met my deepest sympathy to Sue’s family. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met . May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of Sue.

    Barb (Brady) Notz on May 23, 2019

    Thinking of you with sympathy.

    Al and Gayla Earles on May 23, 2019

    Mark - our thoughts are with your family.

    Lori Millwright Ganzer on May 23, 2019

    Jim & Family - So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thinking of you all.
    Lori Millwright Ganzer
    Lisa Millwright Theisen

    Steve & Cindy Daniels on May 23, 2019

    Dick and Family, So sorry to hear of Sue's passing. What a grand lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sheila Bentley on May 23, 2019

    Dick and family. I was so sorry to hear of Sue' death. She was a terrific lady. I always loved our good phone visits. She is finally pain free and with the other angels with our Lord. May you find comfort in Him and know that others feel your loss. Hold on to His hand for guidance during your grief. With deepest sympathy. Sheila Bentley

    Lori massey on May 23, 2019

    Dick and families, so sorry for your loss. Sue was a great lady. She will be missed but now she is free and watch from above and guide you all until you met again.
    Lori and marvin and family



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