Margarete Wildi, 87, of Whitewater passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16,
2022 at her home on Whitewater Lake.
Margarete was born on May 12, 1935, in Ingolstadt, Germany to Anton and Margarethe (nee
Ernst) Sprenger. During World War II the family moved to Munich, Germany. Margarete
received her business education at the Riemerschmid Handelsschule in Munich. After completing her education, she spent a year in New York City in 1953 and in 1956 a year in Chicago. Margarete loved traveling between Europe and the United States by ship. In 1959, Margarete met and married John Wildi, who at the time, was a member of the U.S. Forces in Germany. Upon John’s return to civilian live, he and Margarete settled in Illinois and later Wisconsin, living at Whitewater Lake since 1972.
Margarete enjoyed working in the insurance business and spent much of her career at Binning & Dickens Insurance Agency of Whitewater, retiring at age 72. During her life, Margarete loved spending time with family and friends, being with her two grandsons and family at the lake, traveling to Mexico with her husband, John, and belonging to the German American and Florence Bassett Clubs. Margarete’s passion was playing bridge!
Margarete is survived by her husband of 63 years, John; daughter Karin (Phillip) Ritter of Menomonee Falls; two grandsons, David Ritter of Sturgeon Bay and Jacob Ritter of Menomonee Falls, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anton, mother, Margarethe; her son, Karl Wildi; two sisters, Louise Elliott and Anita Smith and many other dear family members.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Fuzzy Pig, N8660 Clover Valley Road, Whitewater, WI.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund or Agrace Hospice Care.
Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice for their compassionate care.