Bo Wilds, 1951-2014

Published 9:40 am Monday, September 15, 2014

Bo Koung Cho Wilds, 62, of Lake Mills died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Pleasant Care Living Center in Pleasantville, Iowa.

Bo Wilds

Bo Wilds

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 107 E. Main St. in Lake Mills, with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating.

Visitation will be from noon to the 1:30 p.m. service time Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lake Mills.

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Her body will be cremated after the service and later returned back to her homeland of Korea.

Bo Koung Cho Wilds was born Dec. 3, 1951, in Pyongsong, South Korea. She came to the United States back in the mid 1970s with her oldest son, William Bum Suk Cho. She met Gary D. Wilds in Colorado Springs, Colo., and later moved back to Gary’s hometown of Albert Lea.

On May 20, 1977, they were united in marriage in Sioux Falls, S.D., and ended up settling in Wells. They had two sons there, Kevin in 1977 and Justin in 1982.

Bo was a very kind and caring person. She loved helping others whenever she could, loved church and church choir. She especially enjoyed teaching children and other people how to make lily origami flowers, and she made many for area churches. She loved going on walks and was always on the go.

Bo started working at Banquet Foods in 1977 in Wells, which later changed to Blue Coach Foods and later to Armoured Swift Eckrich. She continued working there until 2004 when the plant shut down. Bo was a very committed and hard worker.

Bo is survived by her husband of 37 years, Gary Wilds; three sons, William Cho, Kevin Wilds and Justin Wilds; grandchildren Spencer Cho, Ian Cho, Bailey Wilds and Jayla Wilds and step-grandson, Isaac Robeck; one brother, Dae Hun Cho; and two sisters, Becky Cho and Jenny Cho.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Won Son Lee, and her father, Susak Cher Cho; her father-in-law, Hershel Wilds, and mother-in-law, Marion (Gustin) Wilds; and several aunts and uncles, including her father’s twin brother.