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Charles Wilde

Obituary for Charles Wilde

July 7, 1929 - March 28, 2020
Orland Park, Illinois | Age 90


Charles E. Wilde, age 90, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

He was born in Ridgewood, NJ, moved to Chicago in 1955 and graduated from Northwestern University in 1960. He worked for Inland Steel Industries and served the United States of America in the Korean War. In retirement, he lived in Holland, MI and was an active participant in HASP and Evergreen Commons duplicate bridge club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carla Wilde, in 1990 and his brother, James Wilde in 2013.

He is survived by his wife; Deborah (Debbie) Zima of Orland Park, IL; son, Mark C. Wilde of Houston, TX; son, Kurt and Ruth Wilde of Hamilton, IL; daughter, Celia Wilde and Michael Koch of Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Sophie Koch; sister-in-law, Sheila and Ross Caputo of Bloomingdale, IL; sister-in-law, Patricia Wilde of Pennsylvania; nephews and nieces, James and Tracy Wilde, Michael and Natalie Wilde, and Lauren Caputo and Christine Caputo.

Memorial contributions may be given in Charles' honor to the Alzheimer's Association at or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Burial to take place in Port Sheldon Cemetery.

Condolences may be left online at

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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