William E. Wald, 74 of Gilman, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018
at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on September 21, 1943
to the late Ben and Elda (Wachsmuth) Wald. Bill grew up in the
Gilman area and graduated from Gilman High in 1961. After high
school he served his country in the Air Force. On September 23,
1967 he was united in marriage to Frances Weigel in Hewitt, WI.
Bill was a Union Bricklayer for many years. He was also a member
of the Gilman American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, gardening,
making maple syrup, and spending time in the woods. Bill donated
blood for many years and believed strongly in donating blood. He
adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frances of Gilman, five
children, Dan (Myra West) Wald of Marshfield, Melissa (Michael)
Wojcik and Gina (Will) Hodowanic both of Gilman and Stacy (Tim
Hoppock) Warner and Tammy (Eric) Caelwaerts both of Pulaski,
13 grandchildren (Kayla, Ashley, Emily, Casey, James, Dylan,
Cody, Elizabeth, Tyler, Joey, Justin, Robert, and Miranda), 4 great
grandchildren (Sydney, Jaxon, Lincoln, and Abby) and his siblings,
Fran Delisi of Illinois, Dennis (Gayle) Wald of Wausau and Martha
Morris of Gilman.
A memorial visitation will take place from 11AM until 2 PM on
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the New Hope Presbyterian
Church-Hall in Hannibal. Gilman Funeral Home assisted the family.