Sara J. Wild

Sara J. Wild, age 48 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on February 2, 2020 at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sara’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., with a brief memorial service starting promptly at 1:00 p.m., at the Bridge Christian Community Church, 395 West 9th Street, with Pastor Travis Roehm officiating.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sara’s family.


Sara was born and raised in Dubuque and was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School, Class of ’90.  She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart on August 19, 1995 and the loving couple was soon bless with 2 daughters.  Sara was surely in her happy place in life now; loving wife and mother and only having to wait patiently to add adoring Nana to the list.  She spent almost 10 years of her working career as the manager of the Maid-Rite in Cascade before health issues began to impact her daily abilities.  But, being the strong-willed and determined woman that she was, she would continue to fight each and every day to never allow the darkness to overtake the light.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and trying on a new pair of shoes to add to her collection whenever possible, but an afternoon of NASCAR, or an evening with a good book and a glass of wine in her hand would also do the trick.  Sara never wanted anyone to make a fuss about her, and even when she had finally received her kidney transplant, she quietly kept her blessing from above to herself.  She has sadly attended her last Go Red for Women event and the wonderful memories she leaves behind will have to replace her physical presence in the lives of all who knew and loved her moving forward.  Our hearts ache with an unbearable pain today, but we know and trust that Sara is home now with her Lord and Savior and for that we are eternally grateful.  Thank you, Sara, for always being yourself with absolutely no compromises along the way, and may your freedom from your earthly struggles bring both you and us peace until we meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Sara include,


her loving husband of 24 years,

Mike Wild, Dubuque, Iowa;


her 2 beautiful daughters,

Samantha (Tyler Torrey) Wild, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Allison (Derek Kuntz) Wild, Dubuque, Iowa;


her deeply adored grandson,

Brayden Torrey;


her mother,

Marilyn Bergfeld, Dubuque, Iowa;


her grandmother,

Vi Wild, Dubuque, Iowa;


her siblings,

Thomas (Linda) Bergfeld, Otter Creek, Iowa,

Cathy Arensdorff, Dubuque, Iowa,

Mary Ann (Robert) DeMeyer, Alexandria, Virginia,

David (Delphine) Bergfeld, Epworth, Iowa,

Laurie (James) Decker, Bellevue, Iowa,

Lisa Frederick, Dubuque, Iowa,

Martin (Angie) Bergfeld, Bernard, Iowa,

Joan (Bill Brus) Bergfeld, Cascade, Iowa,

and Amy (Nick Koos) Bergfeld, Mommouth, Iowa;


her father-in-law,

Gary Wild, Dubuque, Iowa;


her sister-in-law,

Melisa Wild, Dubuque, Iowa;


along with countless nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and neighbors.


Sara was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Bergfeld; her mother-in-law, Kathy Wild; and her grandfather, Jerry Wild.


In lieu of flowers, a Sara J. Wild memorial fund has been established.


Sara’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Iowa City Transplant Team, and Finley Hospital for all of their professional and compassionate care of Sara, and her family.


Online condolences may be shared with Sara’s family at

Celebration of Life

The Bridge Christian Community Church
395 West 9th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
February 8th, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Memorial Service

The Bridge Christian Community Church
395 West 9th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
February 8th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

7 comments on “Sara J. Wild
  1. The Stark Family says:

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Shelley mess says:

    Sam and family our deepest sympathies

  3. Jack & Nancy Berry says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family Sam.

  4. Bonnie (Miles) & Monica Voseberg says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Sara’s family.

  5. Pat, Jenn, and Charlie Brehm says:

    From some in your Spiritual Martial Arts family, our deepest sympathies to Mike, Allison, and all of your family. Our prayers are with you for comfort and peace.

  6. Bob and Susan Walsh says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Sara was friendly, outgoing and upbeat. Will think of her fondly. Mike and girls, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. The Brimeyer Family says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

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