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Father Jon Wild

May 9, 1946 — December 28, 2021

Father Jon Wild, aged 75, died on December 28, 2021, while a resident at Benedictine Living Community in Duluth, MN. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 9, 1946, to Alfred A. and Gertrude M. Wild. Father Wild attended Holy Cross Seminary High School in La Crosse, WI, then went on to study philosophy and theology at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

Father Wild was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Duluth on, May 22, 1982, by Bishop Paul F. Anderson at St. Joseph Church in Duluth, MN.

In his many years of faithful service to the Diocese of Duluth, Father Wild served at: Resurrection Church, Eveleth; St. Francis Church, Brainerd; St. Casmir Church; Cloquet; Queen of Peace, Cloquet; Sacred Heart Church, Virginia; Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Iron; St. Benedict Church, Duluth; St. Joseph Church, Chisholm; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Buhl; St. Elizabeth Church, Duluth and St. Margaret Mary Church, Duluth.  Fr. Wild retired in 2014.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Gertrude Wild as well as sisters, Gretchen Wild and Janice Snoody.

Survivors include his nieces, Catherine Snoddy, Julie Snoody, brother-in-law, David Snoody and several cousins.

Visitation is scheduled at St. Joseph Church, 151 W. Linden St., Duluth, MN 55811, on January 4, 2022, from 5-7 p.m., with wake prayers at 7 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church in Duluth, MN, on January 5, 2022, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour before.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Duluth, MN.

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St, Duluth MN, 218-727-3555.  Sign the online register book at www.dfhduluth.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm

St. Joseph - Duluth Heights

151 W Linden St, Duluth, MN 55811

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Wake Prayers

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Starts at 7:00pm

St. Joseph - Duluth Heights

151 W Linden St, Duluth, MN 55811

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am

St. Joseph - Duluth Heights

151 W Linden St, Duluth, MN 55811

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00am

St. Joseph - Duluth Heights

151 W Linden St, Duluth, MN 55811

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Mass

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St. Benedict Catholic Church

1419 St Benedict St, Duluth, MN 55811

Memorial Mass with cookies and bars after

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