October 14, 2012

Jack D. Wild

LOGANSPORT — Jack D. Wild, 83, Logansport passed away at 2:43 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Caring Hands Healthcare Center in Peru.

Born on Dec. 17, 1928, in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late

Hon. Clifford O. and Naomi (Herrington) Wild.

On Jan. 15, 1964, he married Bettie McGriff, and she survives. He

was a 1947 Logansport High School graduate where he lettered in

basketball and football. Jack attended Indiana University for two

years and became a charter member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Jack was employed for over 25 years and retired from Saylor’s

Candy Company in Burnettsville. He then became the “poolman” at Pioneer High School for 22 years. He enjoyed camping, canoeing

and spending time at Lake Michigan.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Lu Wild, Logansport; daughter,

Jacquelyn D. Knapp and husband, John, Walton; brothers, Clifford

O. Wild Jr. and wife, Susan, Kettering, Ohio, Robert K. Wild and wife, Carole, West Carrollton, Ohio, Richard W. Wild and wife, Karen,

Logansport, John D. Wild and wife, Barbara, Sherwood, Ore., Victor A. Wild and wife, Caroline, Marblehead, Mass., and Phillip M. Wild, Stanley J. Wild and James W. Wild, all of Tuscon, Ariz.; sisters, Ramona Higel and husband, Robert, Barbara K. Jaxel, and Debra McAninch and husband, Gary, all of Salem, Ore. He is also survived by grandson Joshua Robert Allen Knapp of Walton, and cousins Jamie, John and William Rogers and their families.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mitzi June Wild Clayton; a

brother, Ted Wild; and cousins Helen Rogers and her husband, Bill, and Arthur “Junior” Dunn.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marocco–Rans Funeral

Chapel, with Pastor Bill Collins officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walton Christian Church,

Box 388, Walton IN 46994 and/or Premier Hospice, 1769 E. Lincoln, Building A, Kokomo IN 46902.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Wild family at