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William Bert "Buckwheat" Wilde, 71, died June 25, 1993 in Salt Lake City.

Born December 12, 1921 in Clear Creek, Utah to Earl Heber and Loyas Christensen Wilde. When he was 8 years old, the family moved to Hiawatha. Bert played second trumpet in the Carbon High School Band, though he had little formal training. He was drafted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, where he served for two years in Hawaii.He married LaVee Young March 1, 1942 in Malad, Idaho; later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He remained active in the LDS Church and has been serving as a high priest.

Bert worked for 45 years in the coal mining industry, the majority of time with U.S. Fuel in Hiawatha. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had great personal integrity and was intensely loyal to family and friends. He was a vital and generous man and a lover of baseball and an avid golfer. He was also a member of the UMWA.

Survived by wife LaVee, of Price; sons and their spouses: Rodney and Bonnie Wilde, Jan and Lisa Wilde, all of Price. Also survived by grandchildren: Brandon, Justin, Derek, and Bryan, great-grandson, Joshua. Preceded in death by granddaughters, Berdette Richardson and Janette Wilde. Also survived by brothers, Bobby, David and sister, Emily Chandler.

The family would like to express a special "thank you" to Dr. Max Morgan, a wonderful doctor and friend.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 30, 1993, 10 a.m. in the Huntington City Cemetery. Fausett Mortuary will remain open until 9 p.m. Tuesday for friends and family to sign the register.

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