Burton Floyd Wild, 65, of New Albin, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis., following a month-long battle with leukemia.

He was born Jan. 18, 1947, to Floyd and Ruby (Muenkel) Wild. Burton graduated from Waukon (Iowa) High School in 1965.

After serving in the Army Reserves, Burton married Jean Meyer on May 25, 1975, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia.

He was a lifelong farmer on a third-generation family farm. Burton enjoyed working hard on the farm, especially with his family. He would plow snow for endless hours with his tractor and loader.

Burton was an avid NASCAR fan and also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers. He had a great sense of humor and had an uncanny knack to come up with clever nicknames for different things and animals.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Wild; two sons, Brian (Lora) of Baraboo, Wis., and Derek (Elizabeth) of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two grandchildren, Beau and Zander; and a sister, Joyce Schroeder of Caledonia, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Tom; and a great-nephew, Ryker Schroeder.

Funeral services were Jan. 12 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Eitzen. Rev. Todd Krueger officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.jandtfredrickson.com.