D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Edeltraud "Edie" Wild

July 21, 1927January 17, 2020

Edeltraud "Edie" Wild, 92, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Browns Mills, New Jersey, passed away peacefully, on January 17, 2020, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne, where she lived for the past two years.

Born on July 21, 1927, in Old Austria, now The Chez Republic, she was a daughter of the late, Franz and Berta Gansler She was educated in Germany, and raised in the Roman Catholic Church, before converting to the Baptist Faith. Edie survived the Nazi Terrors, in the 1940’s escaping from the Iron Curtain at the age of 24, when she met her husband Sergeant First Class, Arthur F. Wild Jr., at the age of 26, while working at the American Military NCO Club, getting married on March 21, 1958, Arthur also preceded her in death after 46 years of marriage in 2005. After moving to the United States, she became a citizen on June 28, 1965. She was a long time Democrat, until 2016, when she became a huge Trump supporter.

Edie is survived by her daughter, Marilyn J. (Jerry) Miller, of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Kyle Christine Hatcher; great-granddaughters, Nickylah Palacio, Kyleah Palacio, RaKyah Norfleet, and Royal Norfleet. She was also preceded in death by her, son, John David Wild, in 1982; as well as seven sisters, and one brother.

Edie will be inurned at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, next to her beloved husband, in Wrights Town, New Jersey. Arrangements have been entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. The family would like to make an Honorable Mention to Dr. Kim, at Golden Years Homestead, for her undying faith and constant loving care of Edie, until the last day of her life. Also, Edie’s family would like to give a sincere and heartfelt Thank You to Nina, and Melissa, who took such perfect care of our mother. They were Mom’s most favorite Nurse’s Aides, their jobs are thankless more time than not, but our family is so grateful to these two fine women, who truly loved our mother. Much thanks and appreciation goes out to ALL of the loving nurses and aides, on the B-Wing, who made sure that our mom had everything she ever needed, or wanted. The entire family is eternally grateful, to the entire B-wing staff, and ALL who cared for, and loved our mother, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, these were the most special women, we’ve ever known. Condolences for the family can be sent to Marilyn Miller, 4820 Greenfield Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835.

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Marilyn Miller

January 21, 2020

I am the Luckiest Woman alive today, to have been the most Loved person on God's Earth to my Mother Edie. I was blessed to be the 1 to take care of this Wonderfully Brave Lady for so many Years now. I will miss her most of all. My Heart is Broken that she is no longer with me in this Life. I know for a fact, by the look on her Face that she went directly into the Loving Arms of God, and was met at Heavens Gates by my Father Arthur and my Brother John at her moment of entry. Yes, I am indeed the Lucky one. I had the most time with her here on God's Beautiful Earth. God Speed Mother. I know you will grow the biggest Garden of all in Heaven.