James Joseph Wilde, 82, Freeburg, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 10, 1938, to Alphonse Phillip “Soupy” and Apollonie Elizabeth “Leona” (Rehagen) Wilde, at Freeburg.
He was united in marriage to Julia Ann Borgmeyer, Sept. 12, 1959, at Koeltztown.
James served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Private E-2 (P). He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Paul. A. Hesenbeck Memorial American Legion Post 317 and the Lions Club, all in Freeburg. He was employed by the Western Catholic Union, the Amway Company, the McGraw-Edison Company for 25 years and the Missouri Department of Corrections for 25 years, prior to his full retirement.
He was preceded in death by parents, Soupy and Leona; son-in-law, George Siebert Jr.; in-laws, Fred and Sabina (Luebbert) Borgmeyer; and brothers-in-law, Albert “Al” Laubert Sr. and Lawrence Falter.
He is survived by wife, Julia, of the home; daughters, Roxie Loehner and husband Mark of Koeltztown, Charlotte Ingles and husband Ray of Barnett, Cindy Bender of Poplar Grove, Ill., Debbie Crider and husband John and Janice Wilde, all of Freeburg, and Diane Kolb and husband Greg of Wardsville; siblings, Arline Laubert and Eugene Wilde and wife Barb, all of Freeburg, Leroy Wilde and wife Sharon of Wardsville and Norbert Wilde and wife Cindy of Holts Summit; brother-in-law, Ronald Borgmeyer and wife Alma of Koeltztown; sister-in-law, Lillian Falter of Koeltztown; and 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg with Rev. William D. Debo as celebrant. Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery in Freeburg. Memorial contributions suggested for masses or to Holy Family School.
Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna.