John WildmanMONTICELLO – John C. Wildman, 78, of Monticello died in his home on Friday (Oct. 28, 2011) with his family gathered around him.
He was the son of Golda (Brown) and Ervin Wildman and brother to Ervin Jr., Jim and Lois (Chevron) and Vicki (Anderson).
John was a Korean War veteran. He was owner of Kenwild Industries, Bement, and a contract tile setter.
John was a member of American Legion Post 102, Bement, Bement Masonic Lodge, Ansar Shriners and Bement Methodist Church. He also served on the Bement Village Board.
John was an avid Illini and Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed Westerns and NASCAR racing. He loved to travel with his wife and was a master woodworker.
He is survived by loving wife Rebecca Strater Wildman; daughters, Cheryl (John) Hite, Lori Wildman and Robin (Greg) Brewer; son, Chris; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Children Hospital or Kirby Medical Hospital. His strength of character and love for his family will be his legacy.
A Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with a funeral service immediately following. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bement Township Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com