Bonnie R. Wildt

Bonnie R. Wildt, 60, Merrill, died Friday, April 1, 2011, at her residence.
Bonnie was born June 7, 1950, in Belvidere, IL, the daughter of Harry and Anna Belle (Krupke) Pearson. Bonnie attended Big Foot High School in Walworth, WI, and later received an accounting degree from North Central Technical College. She and Kenneth Wildt were united in marriage, in December of 1977, in Merrill.
Bonnie had worked as a waitress at the Truck Stop, and later as a welder at Merrill Manufacturing. She truly enjoyed flowers, knitting, crocheting, crafts, baking and long phone conversations.
Surviving are: her husband Kenneth, Merrill; mother Anna Belle Pearson, Sharon; children, Daniel (Lisa) Goff, Blue River, Amanda (Alfredo) Ruiz, Beloit, Peter (Kate) Goff, Clinton, Christopher (Fawn) Goff, Easton, Kieth (Jennifer) Wildt, Minocqua, and Andy Wildt, Waupaca; grandchildren, Cody, Cheyenne, Jonathan, Alisia, and Henry; brother Todd (Pam) Pearson, Clinton; sister Mary (Jerry) Young, Darien, step children, Gary (Gail) Wildt, Steve Wildt, Penelope Wiedenbeck. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Pearson, and grandson Justin.
Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at First Presbyterian Church in Merrill, Lay Minister Tamara Cox Burnett will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
The Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

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