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Anna R. Wild

Anna Wild

                                Anna Wild


Funeral Services Will Be on Wednesday Afternoon at Dahl's

(Courier Special Service)

Cedar Falls--Heart failure ended the career Sunday of Miss Anna R. Wild, 62, for many years an executive secretary at the Iowa State Teachers college

Miss Wild began her work at the college in December 1896, after completing her grade and high school education here, and after attending Teachers College for several years.  She obtained her business training at Cedar Rapids.

Secretary to Seerley.

Miss Wild was secretary to Homer Seerley, president of the: Iowa State Teachers college, from 1900 to 1913, and executive secretary to the faculty from 1913 until April 1937, when her illness forced her to retire permanently.  She was active in the membership of the P. E. O. and the College Club.

Miss Wild submitted to a major operation in May 1936, returning to work in August of the same year.  She was forced to leave her duties again in April 1937, owing to stomach and heart trouble.  She died about 3 p. m. Sunday at her home, 824 West Twenty-seventh Street.

Funeral Wednesday.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Katherine Wild, 87; Matilda, a sister; and Rudolph Wild, an uncle, all at home and Harry B. Wild, a brother, living at Los Angeles. California.

Copyright Waterloo Courier, November 9, 1937

Anna Wild, Secretary Of Teachers College, Dies

Miss Anna R. Wild, executive secretary of Teachers College for the past thirty years, died at her home, 824 West Seventh Street, at 3:00 p. m., last Sunday, November 7, 1937.  Her death followed a long siege of illness, with stomach and heart trouble, that had kept her from her duties since last April.

Born in Cedar Falls on July 25, 1875, Anna Rosalie Wild was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Wild.  Her early education was received in the Cedar Falls public schools.  In December 1892, she enrolled in Iowa State Normal for one year, and then attended the Cedar Rapids Business College until March 1894.

Miss Wild traveled in Germany during 1902, returning and attending Iowa State Teachers College in 1903 and 1904. In September 1900, she entered thirteen years service as secretary to President Homer H. Seerley, and in 1913 she became executive secretary of the college, in which capacity she continued until her death.  As executive secretary Miss Wild performed the duties of assistant registrar, had charge of all certificates and lists of graduates, and supervised all clerical workers on the campus.

Miss Wild was a member of Chapter FV, P.E.O. and the College Club.

College Eye, November 12, 1937

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