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Scott C. Wild

Scott C. Wild

June 20, 2018

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.


Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the church as well as one hour prior to Mass on Monday.


10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden.

Florist Information

Eevy Ivy Over in Chippewa Falls - (715) 723-7576 All flowers should be delivered TO CHURCH by 1p.m. Sunday, June 24. ****Please do NOT deliver flowers to the funeral home****


  • Ariel Marsh I am going to really miss you i will think good memories about you.

    July 1 at 10:27pm

  • marybethbadour my sincerest condolences to the wild and bowe families.
    two weeks ago i learned of lauries passing, please know
    you are all in my thoughts and prayers,as well as the prince families.

    June 26 at 7:46pm

  • Thomas Webb Kathern, Kids and family,
    I am very sad to hear of Scotts passing. I worked with Scott at NSP back when he was an apprentice and we had fun times. He will be remembered as a great and caring guy!
    I am praying for your whole family.
    Tom Webb

    June 26 at 9:36am

  • Timothy and Teresa Martenson Porn Tim and Teresa (Martenson) Porn, want to give our deepest condolences to the Wild family.

    June 25 at 6:35PM

  • Shelley (Harings) Uchytil Much love and many prayers coming from Gerry and Shelley Uchytil and family.

    June 25 at 10:06AM

  • Bill Vaudreuil We are so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Scott's family. He was a great friend and I will always cherish the memories I have with him.

    June 25 at 1:31AM

  • Sandy Lyberg We are so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dennis and Sandy Lyberg

    June 24 at 8:40PM

  • Michele Stelter The Stelter family has you in are thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

    June 24 at 6:56PM

  • Scott Rubenzer So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Several weeks ago we lit a candle at the Our Lady of Good Help shrine for Scott. May she welcome him with open arms and console all of you during this difficult time.

    June 24 at 6:26PM

  • Bill Wubker So sorry for your family’s loss. Scott was a great guy!

    June 24 at 9:07AM

  • Jim McCarthy My condolences to Scott's family. Will always remember his big, broad smile. It was an honor to have known and worked with him.

    June 23 at 6:52PM

  • Deacon Thomas M Kinnick and Family Praying for all of you. Mass intentions have been sent to the Grotto in Lourdes. My friends there are also lighting a 365 day candle in the Grotto. Scott will be prayed for at all Masses in the Grotto for one year.

    June 23 at 2:17PM

  • Mark Candell I had the honor of working with Scott for several years before moving to the U.P. He was always the best part of having the power company come to your job for a disconnect. He would talk about his children with a huge smile on his face and he would leave you feeling happy just by his presence. I've been missing him since I moved from E.C. and can look up to the sky from here at any time and say hello.

    June 23 at 8:10AM

  • Gidget (Lohrer) Zakar My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Wild & Bowe Family. Scott was a good man. My prayers are with you.

    June 22 at 10:02PM

  • Patricia Schoch So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    June 22 at 1:34PM

  • David and Janie Green and Family The world has lost a truly saintly, great, and special MAN, who lived his life according to his beliefs in his Catholic faith, and his wondrous ability to love and serve his fellow man, and his unconditional love and commitment to his family, especially his “love of his life” Kathy, and his children and grand-children. He was/is a warm, caring, and loving husband, father, grand-father, son, brother, friend, loyal employee, and true Christian, Catholic MAN. Scott was/is a true patriot of our country, and treated everyone he knew with compassion, love and respect. He has entered his eternal reward in Heaven, alongside God, Christ, and all the rest of the saints, as well as his loving father. Those of us had the privilege to know and love Scott are truly blessed this presence in this imperfect world, and are truly better individuals for having Scott in our lives. Enjoy your eternal happiness and peace Scott, where the Packers and Badgers NEVER lose!! With love, affection, admiration, and respect, David and Janie Green and family. Houston, Texas.

    June 22 at 12:28PM

  • Jane and Joanna Gohlke Heartfelt thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
    Caring... more than words can say;
    Sharing... in your sorrow;
    Hoping...faith, family, and friendship give you strength for each tomorrow.

    June 22 at 11:09AM

  • Tony and Cathy Button Our deepest sympathy for your lost. I worked with Scott for 30 years and got to know his love for his family and his faith, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    June 22 at 9:15AM

  • Andrea Howell I am sorry for your whole family's loss. I know God has welcomed Scott and yes He has a plan. You all have my prayers to get through this most difficult of times.

    June 22 at 12:40AM

  • Travis Conley I wanted to wish Bev, Wild my condolences and sympathy to her and the while Wild family.. I knew them very well.. if there is anything I can do please let me know thank you Dick-(Sara) Haley I'm very saddened By this tradgey.. I will say a prayer and keep you all in my prayers I love you all

    Travis James Conley

    June 21 at 11:49PM

  • Kelsey Dralle My thoughts and prayers to the Wild family. Scott was one of my favorite people to see when I came home to church from Iowa. He was a cheerful member of the church and the community, and always seemed to have a smiling face. He will be missed by many.

    June 21 at 9:33PM

  • Michelle (Rubenzer) Stephen I am so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    June 21 at 7:36PM

  • Joleen Benish Sending my prayers and love to you all....May God keep His watch over you.....

    June 21 at 7:31PM

  • Vicki Brown My sympathy and prayers to the entire family of Scott C. Wild. Losing husband and father is difficult and sad. May your many wonderful memories of Scott keep him with you always.

    Take care.
    Vicki Brown

    June 21 at 7:10PM

  • Dena Poppe My deepest condolences to the whole Wild family, to whom I owe gratitude for their generosity and good will to all. Scott never judged me for feeding straw to the cows! May you find peace and light in small memories like this and serenity in faith.

    June 21 at 5:41PM

  • Jerry Noel Doobie, I am so sorry for your lost. I have great memories of Scott in High School. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    June 21 at 3:24PM

  • Gabrielle Martinez-Clayton My sincere condolences to the Wild family, who I love like my very own. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Wilds passing. He was such an incredible man and amazing father. My love and thoughts are with you all.


    June 21 at 3:11PM

  • Cathy Greenseth Thanking God for knowing Scott. Compassionate Bl. Solanus "Doorkeeper", greet Scott with open arms. May there be fruitful miracles through Bl. Solanus with the prayers said on behalf of Scott. May he, and all the faithful departed rest in peace.

    June 20 at 1:17PM

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