Donald Wilde, 78, of Burnet, Texas, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at his home north of Burnet.
Don was born June 1, 1939, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Gladys (Lucht) and Henry Wilde. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. He attended all 13 years of schooling at Providence School in Sulphur Springs, Iowa, and graduated in 1957.
On Dec. 11, 1960, Don was united in marriage to Janet Haukland in Storm Lake. They were blessed with five children: Mitchell, Michael, Marshall, Marci, and Mindy.
Don enjoyed farming, hunting, and woodworking. He always looked forward to time spent with his grandsons. Although farming was his occupation, he also had a great love of the land. After moving to Texas in 1985, he was employed at Capital Marble and Granite and later Cold Springs Granite. In 2002, he retired from Cold Springs after 17 years.
His love for woodworking was revisited after retirement and grew into an accomplished ability, producing a number of beautiful pieces of furniture treasured by family and friends. Don also crafted small-piece works in his workshop, some seen in local craft fairs and some on the Christmas trees of the grandkids in the form of cherished handmade cedar ornaments.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jan; children, Mitch, Mike (Nikki), Marshall, Marci, and Mindy (Jim Bob) Thomas; grandchildren, Travis, Justin, and Logan Wilde, Christian and Colin Wilde, Cade Bindseil, and Colby Fifer; sister Eileen Mandernach; and brother-in-law Dale (Joanne) Haukland.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Henry Wilde; parents-in-law, Al and Mable Haukland; brother and sister-in-law, Les and Penny Wilde; brother-in-law and sister Donnie and Dorothy Kapsch; brother-in-law Bruce Mandernach; and brother-in-law Bob Haukland.
A funeral service is 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Marble Falls with burial to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet.
Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. Go to clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com to offer condolences.