Kenneth J. Wild

June 6, 1936March 5, 2014
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Kenneth Joseph Wild, 77, of Katy, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2014 after a brief illness. Born on June 6, 1936, He was the youngest of eight children of Joseph and Grace Wild, deceased. A proud sailor of the U. S. Navy who saw active duty in the Korean theater, Ken Wild also served aboard the USS Forrestal and USS Enterprise carriers as well as serving on the Admiral's staff stateside. After returning home to Pittsburgh, he worked for J&L Steel in the Stainless Steel Division for many years. Following studies at Gateway Technical and Robert Morris College, he transitioned into building engineering and began a long career in the hospitality industry building hotels, private clubs, and restaurants through the Northeast and ultimately in Texas. He was a founding family of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church in Katy, a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Knights of Columbus. He retired in 1997 and began the "Pizza and Beer" club which was a source of much enjoyment for him. He married Patricia Gildea Wild, who preceded him in death, in Pittsburgh, PA, and began a family which includes surviving children daughter Marigrace Wild and Rosendo Villarreal of Katy, TX, son K. J. Wild of Katy, TX, daughter Sarah Ann Wild and Jason Tolbert of Bellevue, WA, and Helen Wild and Brendan Norris of San Antonio, TX. Grandchildren include Michael, Francis, Dominic, Isabella, and Carmella Villarreal of Katy, TX; Rachel, Mary Catherine, Elizabeth, and Edith of Bellevue, WA; and Kieran, Rowan and Cael Norris of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by sister Delores (Dee) Wild Fredrick of Bethel Park, PA, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home 13001 Katy Freeway Houston, TX on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6-8 pm with a rosary starting at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church 1530 Norwalk Drive Katy, TX at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, March 11.


  • A Mass Of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kenneth J. Wild

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March 15, 2014

Dear Wild Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how much you treasured him and he you. I have great memories of your dad during my college years. He was always so loving, full of energy, and proud of you guys. With deepest sympathy & love, Laura Clancy

March 15, 2014

My word... Words cannot speak to the prayer here - My love and prayers for all of you. I cannot express enough the joy and memories Mr. Wild has brought the past few years to me - Our Perry's outings will NEVER be the same without Ken. I certainly will miss him dearly - it was evident to me the love he had for his family way back when I first was acquainted with all of you. There will always be a special place in my heart and being for the Wild family. Much love, Greg Henry

March 11, 2014

To the Wild Family
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad. Such great memories of our families growing up. You are in my thoughts! Love,
Donna (Dembrak) Young

Gary Ross

March 10, 2014

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Jamie Drake

March 10, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

March 9, 2014

Helen, sweet Helen, our deepest sympathy for you and your family.. The Lord will welcome him in to the gates of heaven.. Prayers for your dad and your family.. We will have a Mass said at St Anthony of Padau, Woodlands..
Love you honey,
Nancy & Bob Taylor

March 9, 2014

Mr Wild Our love and thoughts are with you and the family. You always were there to brighten up our life. Love Susan Richard Willie Karen Chris with Grace Jeanie the coopers Miles Duncan Elizabeth and especially Charlie. our love

Mark and Pam Schultz

March 9, 2014

Pam and I are praying for your father as he comes into God's Nearer Presence, and we are holding you and yours in our prayers.

Helene Rouse

March 9, 2014

KJ, I am sorry for your lost wish I could be there for you but I know my brother is there and you are in my praysers

March 8, 2014

Sarah & Helen,
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandra & Richard Pawulski