Laura E. Wildman 100
Laura E. Wildman, 100, formerly of Antigo, died on September 7, 2019, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice in Green Bay.
She was born on April 15, 1919 in Bowler Wisconsin to Marie and Carl Malitz. She married Raymond E. Wildman on October 22, 1947 in Antigo. He preceded her in death on February 23, 1975.
A longtime resident of Antigo prior to her move to Green Bay to live with her daughter, Sharon Brandt, Mrs. Wildman was a member of SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church.
Mrs. Wildman attended Langlade Normal School and Stevens Point Teachers College. She taught in Shawano County and was a teachers’ assistant at Crestwood School. Prior to her move to Antigo and marriage, she worked at manufacturing plants in Milwaukee during WWII.
Laura worked as a bookkeeper at Montgomery Ward, Reed-Johnson Chevrolet, and Sharon Motors in Antigo and Merrill. She also helped Mr. Wildman start up Hyland Confection Company, which he owned until his death.
Survivors include a son, Ronald (Ellen) Wildman of Madison; daughters, Diane (Gene) Taylor and Mary Ann (John) Pollock of San Diego, and Sharon Brandt of Green Bay. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and soon-to-be 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald, Carl, and Edgar Malitz.
A celebration of life was held by family and friends upon the occasion of her 100th birthday in April. Relatives and friends attended from Wisconsin, California, and Texas. Funeral services will be private, with burial at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Antigo.