Frederick Carl Wild of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 93, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Chelsea Retirement Community.
He was born April 10, 1928 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Carl Frederick and Pearl Esther (Cook) Wild.
Fred graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1945. He retired from the Ann Arbor News in 1990 after many years. Fred was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea, and had been active at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor and Trinity Lutheran Church in Pinckney before coming to Chelsea.
He received special recognition for exceeding 9000 hours of service in over 22 years of volunteering at Chelsea Community Hospital. Fred was an active member of Chelsea Senior Citizens and the Pierce Lake HOA Board. He coached Bruce’s Little League, and bowled for many years at Chelsea Lanes, Belmark, and Colonial Lanes. He was an avid U of M Football fan. Fred gave selflessly to his family and community. He was a hero to his family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea, with Rev. Daniel Pezzica officiating. Burial will take place at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor at a later date. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Tuesday 3-7 pm.
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