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Jerome Wild

August 09, 1933 - May 24, 2019

Memorial Service - Friday

May 31, 2019
- 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

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Jerome Wild

August 09, 1933 - May 24, 2019

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Jerome A. Wild, of Fargo, formerly of Langdon, ND died on May 24, 2019 at Sanford Palliative Care surrounded by family and embraced by love.

Jerome (Jerry) Wild was born August 9, 1933 on a farm called “Wildwood” the youngest of seven children born to Joseph and Diomah Wild. He attended Osnabrock Township Consolidated School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Devils Lake, ND in 1951. He returned to operate the family farm which he eventually purchased and operated with the help of his family. He married Marie C. Bruers from Clyde ND on June 20, 1957. They lived on a farm near Osnabrock until they started a Sears Catalog Store and moved to Langdon in 1970. He was the Sears service technician for the area while continuing to operate the family farm. They retired in 1986 and moved to Fargo to be closer to their family. In 1996 they started enjoying their winters in Mesa, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Marie of 61 years, four children, Steven (Jennifer) Wild, Bowman, ND; David (Tammy) Wild, Fargo, ND, Konnie (Terry) Howitz, Mesa AZ and Lisa (Matt) Wiley, Mesa, AZ, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one sister, Jean (Larry) Charbonneau, Pembina, ND. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Diomah Wild, two brothers, Thomas and John Peter and three sisters Kathryn Cottingham and Margaret Romanick and Mary Jane Janacek who passed away eight minutes after Jerry on May 24.

There will be a Memorial service at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center at 2:00 p.m. Friday with visitation one hour before.

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18 responses to “Jerome Wild”

  1. Judith metcalf says:

    Dear Marie and family,
    I am sad to read of jerrys death. I enjoyed knowing you both.
    Judie metcalf, Mesa, az

  2. Angie Fiechtner Knapp says:

    Oh Marie, Charlie and I are so sorry to hear that Jerry has passed away. We still live in our Bluemont house and think of you often when we look across the cul de sac at the house you used to live in. Jerry’s never ending supply of colorful jokes. And the summer late evening bike rides he and I sometimes took together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Jim and Liz Leach says:

    So glad we were able to see him this winter. We enjoyed his company so much. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Jack and Jan says:

    Marie and family: sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. Sherry Armentor says:

    Marie and family,
    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Jerry. I will always remember his great sense of humor. May God’s loving presence comfort you and he rest in eternal peace. Love and prayers for you all.
    Sherry Armentor

  6. Mary Jodsaas (Nodak Insurance Company) says:

    Dear Marie and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He always brightened up my day with a joke or a story. He had a real zest for life! I am praying for comfort and strength to you at this sorrowful time.

    God Bless,
    Mary Jodsaas

  7. Jim and Joanne Otto says:

    Marie and family, God bless you and bring you strength during this time. Your family is full of fun and great memories! Fly with the eagles and angels Jerry! Rest in peace.

  8. Alice Grabenbauer says:

    So many happy memories of the years Phil and I lived at Verde Groves. We were part of a “core” group composed of Jerry & Marie, John & Debbie, Marv & Mary, Phil & myself. Eating, laughing, enjoying each others company thinking those days would go on forever. Now Phil and Jerry are both gone but I bet their reunion was a time of joyous love.

  9. Robin Richardson says:

    Sending lots of love & prayers! It’s been a long time-but lots of great memories with all of the family! Camping—just comes to mind,,,,& the farm …❤️😘
    Robin (Peterson)Richardson & family

  10. Bud and Margie Wild, Spruce Grove, AB says:

    Dear Marie and family. Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this sad time. We enjoyed all the times we had with both of you. Such fun times and wonderful memories. He will be missed by our family.

  11. Lyle and Margie Johnson says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Lyle and Margie Johnson Walhalla, ND.

  12. Paul & Rita Romanick says:

    Aunt Marie and Family,

    We were stunned this weekend to hear of Uncle Jerry’s death. However, we will always remember his kind heart and joyful spirit. Words can not adequately express our heart-felt condolences for everyone in the immediately family and friends, but we pray the Lord will give you each an extra measure of His comfort, peace, strength, understanding, and love during this difficult time of loss and transition. We know that he is in a much better place with his Lord and Savior, Jesus – celebrating a wonderful life lived with compassion, caring, and grace.

    If there is anything we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to ask. You stood with us when our parents died years ago – we stand with you now.

    God bless you all this week and in the future. Please accept our love, condolences, and prayers!

    Paul & Rita Romanick

  13. Debra and John Terpkosh says:

    Well, Jerry Wild you were one of a kind. Your jokes could turn my cheeks red but your poems would touch our soul. We thank you for your friendship these last 17 years. You will be dearly missed my friend. Though a bright light left us, I can only imagine the welcome you received when God said, Welcome Home My Beloved. With a heavy heart, tears and sadness – I say again, farewell my friend, may we meet again. Love You, Debra and John

  14. Laurie and Mike Campbell says:

    Konnie and family-
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad, husband, grandfather. I remember meeting him in Arizona when I visited a few years ago. He sure had stories to tell! Such a fun, easy to talk to guy. You are so blessed to have all the wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family.

  15. Paul wild says:

    Marie and Family.
    So very sorry for your loss. Debbie and I are thinking in your time of loss. Jerry will be missed by all that knew him!
    Debbie and Paul Wild

  16. Nancy (Biby) Holt says:

    Marie, I am so sorry to hear this! Jerry was such a happy go lucky guy and a fun character all rolled together! Always enjoyed visiting with you guys. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Darlyne Rozellgmaroze says:

    Marie, so so sad to hear sbout Jerry. Just loved thst guy as many did, just made me laugh. Just heard today from Jsn F.of his passing.
    Love and hugs to you amd fsmily!

  18. Adin & Marlene Kleven says:

    Our deepest Sympathy is extended to you, Marie and your family at this difficult time. We wish God’s richest Blessings on you as you continue to build another life for you and your family. With all of our Love, Marlene and Adin Kleven

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