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February 6, 2020

Dallas C. Wild

Dallas C. Wild, age 97 of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1922, on a farm in the Town of Montrose, the son of Jacob J. and Markert (Prior) Wild.

As a child, Dallas moved with his family to New Glarus where he grew up and attended school. On September 28, 1945, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Bidlingmaier at the Washington Reformation Church, where he has been a faithful member since. Dallas worked for Pet Milk in New Glarus for nine years and then went farming until retiring in 1985. He was a handyman and tinkerer who had the knowledge and skills to repair just about anything. Dallas also enjoyed woodworking and puzzles.

Dallas is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Dianne (Larry) Kundert; son, Dennis Wild; grandchildren, Michelle (Fred) Kelley, Joseph (friend Kim) Kundert, and Brent (Kim) Kundert; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Shaun Kelley and Daniel and Dylan Kundert. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Ruth Wild and Jean (Daryl) Kleckner; brother-in-law, Herbert Baumgartner; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Evelyn Albertson and Marcella "Sally" Hoffmaster; brothers, Chester, Bernie, Davey, and Mark Wild.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, February 3, 2020, at the Washington Reformation Church, N6026 Church Road, Monticello, WI, with the Rev. Kelly Volk officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will precede the funeral service from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday, February 3, 2020, at the Washington Reformation Church.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

Memorials are suggested to the Washington Reformation Church.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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