Carol Sue Wild

Carol Sue Wild


Carol Sue Wild, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019, at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran church in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Monmouth, Iowa. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Carol Sue Gerischer was born on Nov. 16, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Paul Gerischer and Dorothy (Ralston) Gerischer. She was a 1964 graduate of Andrew High School. She married Richard “Dick” Wild on June 6, 1965, at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa.

Carol Sue had worked at Operation New View in Maquoketa for 16 years, had also driven for the RTA, and worked at DAC, Inc. in Maquoketa. Additionally, she and her husband had run a food pantry from their home in Andrew for several years.

Carol Sue was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. She was very active with her time and volunteered for several area organizations. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and baking cakes on special occasions for people.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Richard “Dick” Wild of Maquoketa, Iowa; children, Jim (Marla) Wild of St. Louis, Mo., Steve (Rosa) Wild of Algonquin, Ill., Brian (Michelle) Wild of Ames, Iowa, and Mark (Amy ) Wild of Boonville, Mo.; eight grandchildren; a brother, Rick (Diane) Gerischer of Maquoketa, Iowa; and sisters, Gail Guckenburger of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Nancy (Dale) Kilburg of Maquoketa, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, brothers Bill Gerischer and David Gerischer, and a sister Joan Gerischer.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Carol Sue Wild memorial fund has been established.

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