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Lucille E. Wild, age 80, of Abbotsford, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 15, 2012 as a result of a vehicle accident.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM Monday, November 19, at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a rosary at 4 PM and on Tuesday at the church in Abbotsford from 10 AM until the time of services. Burial will follow the service at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Little Black.


Lucille was born February 4, 1932 to Mason and Elsie (Ludwig) Maxam in Medford. After graduating from Medford High School she attended Medford Normal School and received a degree in teaching. She taught at a school house in the Township of Holton and later was a substitute teacher. Lucille and Jack Wild were joined in marriage on June 20, 1956 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. They lived in the town of Little Black in Taylor County. In 1961, Jack and Lucille started the Abbotsford Oil Co. in Abbotsford. They moved to Abbotsford in 1963 where they continued to be the owner/operators of the Abbotsford Oil Co. for 42 years. Lucille was the bookkeeper for the business.


She was a member of St. Bernard’s Altar Society, Abbotsford Library Board, and a past member of the Marathon County Library Board. Lucille was an avid gardener and she enjoyed wood working. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Lucille is survived by her two children: Debra Wild-Yaron of Abbotsford and Donald (Cheryl) Wild of Weston; her grandchildren: Jason (Sheila) Wild, Zach (Tara) Wild, Andy Wild, and DJ Wild; two great grandchildren: Kendall and Cooper; and one sister: Dorothy (Gordon) Schultz of Mesa, AZ.


Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Jack.


The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  Friends may send online condolences to


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