William
William Frank Wild passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at his residence. A 44-year resident of, Sunland, CA, Bill was born on January 12, 1932, in Des Moines, IA. He joined the Navy at the age of 19, and went through basic training in San Diego where his love of California began. He was trained as an aerial photographer and was initially stationed on Kwajalein. Later, he served on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. After his service he earned a B.S. in Accounting at the University of Iowa and promptly informed his family that he was returning to sunny California. A confirmed bachelor, he retired in 1993 from the position of Controller at Precision Dynamics, in San Fernando. In addition to photography, Bill loved the outdoors and was involved in Boy Scouts. During the 70s' he was the scout master for Troop 366 in Sunland. He is survived by a brother, L. Richard Wild of Lafayette, LA, and two sisters, Margaret (Nan) Wimmer of Redondo Beach, CA, and Sharon Wild of Aurora, CO, as well as nine nieces and nephews, twenty great nieces and nephews, and one great-great nephew. Bill is preceded in death by his father Louis Karl Wild, mother Margaret Neuman Wild, and infant sister Sarah Wild. Services for Bill will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 10am on November 3rd, 2009. Burial at Pacific Crest Cemetery will follow. Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com, to send the family messages, share memories, and obtain directions to the services.

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  1. With loving sympathies to my Mother Nan, Uncle Dick and Aunt Sharon in the death of your brother Bill. I think we all wish we could have spent some time with Bill and gotten to know him. In some way, I hope that his passing gives you all some closure, although I know there will be alot of lingering unanswered questions about his life. My Love to all.

  2. I have two fond memories of Bill. Both as a child shooting pool in the basement in Des Moines and his visit to Lafayette for my confirmation. I hope during his life he was surronded by friends and neighbors. My love and sympathy to my father, Dick,and Aunts Nan and Sharon.

  3. As neighbors of Bill’s for the last five years, with our homes facing one another, we could always count on Bill for a wave and a smile, which we already miss. Bill was a wonderful neighbor, but a very private man. As you all may have some unanswered and lingering questions about Bill’s life, I can only say that when we were able to engage Bill in conversation, he seemed to be content, not bitter, not lonely – just private. He enjoyed his daily workouts at the gym, but spent the rest of the time in his home. Whatever Bill’s reason was to live his life in seclusion, he didn’t want to share, and we respected his privacy. What we do know is that Bill had a good soul, a good heart and we will miss him. Michael, William, Nan, Dick and Sharon – Bill was surrounded by neighbors that cared for him, and it sounds to me that he had a wonderful family that loved him very much. I am sure Bill knew that.

  4. Dad, Nan, and Sharon, what ever fears Bill carreid with him all of these years now he will finally know how much he was really loved. His burdnes are lifited and he is at peace. Have faith that he can feel that love now.

  5. I am writing to an uncle that I never knew but knew of through the family that loved him. Dear uncle Bill I hope you have found peace in yourself and God. There have been many holidays where you were missed, birthdays where no candles were blown out and smiles that were not seen. Know that in our hearts we missed these moments and always wondered where you were and how you were doing. May you rest in peace and know you were always loved.

  6. With all my love and sympathy to Dad, Aunt Sharon and Aunt Nan for the loss of your brother. I hope you feel some comfort knowing that Bill has finally found the peace that he was looking for over the years. I’m sure deep in his heart he knew he was loved.

  7. With all my love and sympathy to Dad, Aunt Sharon and Aunt Nan for the loss of your brother. I hope you feel some comfort knowing that Bill has finally found the peace that he was looking for over the years. I’m sure deep in his heart he knew he was loved.

  8. Dad, Sharon and Nan, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I hope in the coming days you can gain some understanding of Uncle Bill’s life in isolation, are able to share some fond memories of he and feel at ease as he is now resting in a better place.

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