Donald Wilde

Donald Wilde

June 1, 1939 — February 10, 2018

Donald Wilde, 78, of Burnet, Texas, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home north of Burnet.

Don was born June 1, 1939, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Henry and Gladys (Lucht) Wilde. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. He attended all 13 years of schooling at Providence School in Sulphur Springs, Iowa, and graduated in 1957.

On Dec. 11, 1960, Don was united in marriage to Janet Haukland in Storm Lake, Iowa. They were blessed with five children: Mitchell, Michael, Marshall, Marci and Mindy.

Don enjoyed farming, hunting and woodworking. He always looked forward to time spent with his grandsons. Although farming was his occupation, he also had a great love of the land. After moving to Texas in 1985, he was employed at Capital Marble and Granite, and later Cold Springs Granite. In 2002, he retired from Cold Springs after 17 years.

His love for woodworking was revisited after retirement and grew into an accomplished ability, producing a number of beautiful pieces of furniture treasured by family and friends. Don also crafted small piece works in his workshop, some seen in local craft fairs, and some seen on the Christmas trees of the grandkids in the form of cherished handmade cedar ornaments.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jan; his children Mitch; Mike (Nikki); Marshall; Marci; and Mindy (JimBob) Thomas; grandchildren Travis, Justin and Logan Wilde; Christian and Colin Wilde; Cade Bindseil; Colby Fifer; sister, Eileen Mandernach; and brother-in-law, Dale (Joanne) Haukland.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gladys Wilde; parents-in-law, Al and Mable Haukland; brother and sister-in-law, Les (Penny) Wilde; brother-in-law and sister, Donnie (Dorothy) Kapsch; brother-in-law, Bruce Mandernach and brother-in-law, Bob Haukland.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 15, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Marble Falls, Texas, and burial was held at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas.

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