George D. Wildman, age 87, of New Palestine, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. He was born on June 23, 1924, to the late Rev. George W. and Bonietta Wildman in Huntington, Ind.
George grew up in Switz City, Ind., and was a long time resident of New Palestine from 1952 until his passing. He graduated from Switz City High School in 1943 and Indiana Business College in 1946 with a degree in Senior Accounting. George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army Signal Corps (1948-1949), the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 8th Army Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division and the 304th Signal Operations Battalion (1951-1952). After his military service, he moved to the Indianapolis area to resume his career in the accounting field. During this time, he was employed by Indiana Farm Bureau (1946-1952), Indiana Department of the American Legion (1952-1969) and The CPA Firm of Baglely, Hoage and Harrison until his retirement in 1991.
He was a member of Switz City Christian Church, the American Legion Post 196 in Bloomfield, Ind. for over 60 years, and the Marion County 40 & 8, Voiture #145 for over 50 years.
Survivors include his nephews, Roger Wildman of New Palestine, Gary Wildman of Greenfield, and Rick Jackson of Evansville, Ind.
He was preceded by his father, George W. Wildman; mother, Bonietta Wildman; brother, Byford Wildman; and sister, Virginia Jackson of Bloomfield, Ind.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland Chapel -11636 East Washington Street. Services will be held at 1 p.m on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at the chapel. Entombment will take place at Washington Park East Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.hendryxmortuary.com.