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Larry M. Wild

December 19, 1940 — February 27, 2024

Larry Michael Wild, of Bismarck, passed away peacefully on February 27th, 2024, in Bismarck, ND, he was 83 years old.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday March 5th at 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bismarck, ND. A burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND at 12:00 p.m. The Mass will be live streamed at Corpus Christi - YouTube.

 There will be visitation on Monday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway from 5-7:00 PM with a vigil prayer service starting at 7:00 PM. The live stream for the vigil will be available below. 

Larry was born on December 19, 1940 in Milton, ND to Carl and Dorothy (Strand) Wild. Larry graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in Langdon, ND in 1958.

Following high school, Larry entered the Air Force where he was stationed in Germany and Japan.

He married Janice Dubuque on October 9, 1965. He then joined the National Security Agency (NSA) which took them to England for several years. Larry and Jan returned to Grand Forks, ND where he graduated from UND in Business.

Some of Larry’s career highlights include fundraising for the University of Mary and Palmer Chiropractic College.

Larry’s love for family superseded everything else. It was important for Larry to attend every family reunion. The joy he found when spending time with loved ones was infectious. He will be fondly remembered for giving “knuckles” and singing “I Love You a Bushel and a Peck”. Another trademark was when he asked you “You know what?”, and followed that question with the response “I sure love you.”

No matter where Larry lived or work, he quickly built a network of close friends through his positive attitude, strong faith, and contagious smile. He knew how to make you feel like the most important person in the room. It was not just his gift; it was his mission. Because of his heart, if you ever became his friend, you were a friend for life.

He is survived by his wife Jan, Bismarck; children, Scott (Shonda) and Brian (Trish) and Kim (Larry) Dockter, all of Bismarck; grandchildren, Sommer (Samuel) Hager, Katelyn (Cole) Beck, Sydney Wild, Max and Whitney Wild, Chrissy (Len) Brabandt; great-grandchildren Riley Brabandt, Dorothea, Ramona, and Louisa Hager; brothers Carl (Flo) and Paul (LeeAnn) and sister Janet (Dick) Cota,

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leon, and grandson Michael.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ministry on the Margins, 201 N 24th St., Bismarck, 58501.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 4, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Prayer Service

Monday, March 4, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Mass

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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Burial

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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