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In Memory of Terry Wildt


April 16, 1963 - May 7, 2019

Terry “TW” Wayne Wildt Age 56, of Barron, WI, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 after a year long struggle with cancer at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.

He was born on April 16, 1963 in Amery, WI to Noel “Richard” and Olivia “Marie” (Ford) Wildt. Terry graduated from Clayton High School in 1981 and then graduated from WITC in Rice Lake with a degree in Marketing. He married the love of his life Susan Leigh Cooley on June 16, 1984 in Deer Park, WI. Terry was the Frozen Foods and Dairy Manager in Becker’s Super Valu in Turtle Lake and then Gordy’s Grocery Store in Barron, WI. Terry worked in maintenance for a year at the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, WI, and then he worked 26 years at the Cumberland ACE Hardware and retired on April 6, 2019 as Store Manager. He enjoyed guns, military history, hardware stores, farm equipment, steam engines, cargo ships, and trains. He loved going to conventions, going to Duluth, MN to the lift bridge, and being with his family and friends. Terry enjoyed working with his customers and helping them find what they needed.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Wildt of Barron; 2 children, Megan Wildt and Brian Wildt, both of Barron; a brother, David (Linda) Wildt of Clayton, WI; 2 sisters-in-law, Patsy Wildt of Balsam Lake, WI and ViAnn Kuhn of Amery, WI; stepbrother-in-law, Mylon Magnuson of Clear Lake, WI; a brother-in-law, Jim (Gina) Cooley of Ladysmith, WI; many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel “Richard” Wildt and Olivia “Marie” Ford Wildt Kuhn; stepfather, Wesley Kuhn; brother, James Wildt; stepbrother, Jerry Kuhn; stepsister, Janet Magnuson; and brother-in-law, John (Diane) Cooley.

A celebration of his life will be held this summer.

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI is in charge of the arrangements.


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