John Glenn Wilds February 14, 1963 - January 14, 2021 John passed from a swift and brief illness, with a brother by his side. As John's soul peacefully left his earthly body, Kyle Wilds delivered loving messages and shared music from other surviving siblings: Laura (Steven) Rethemeyer, Linda (Ron) Beltz, Leanne Wilds (Mike), Max Wilds, and Elizabeth Wilds. He leaves six nieces and nephews, a great-nephew, many extended family members and friends, and a companion dog. A long-time resident of Lake County, from a family that spans back four generations, John is predeceased by his parents, George and Evelyn Wilds and brother, William, who died in infancy. John was a kind man, both to those he knew well and to many who simply crossed his path. A good listener and conversationalist. An explorer at heart…a lover of nature, watcher of night skies, dreamer of other realms. “You’re sailing softly through the sun, in a broken stone age dawn, you fly so high…” (From one of John’s favorite songs, “Strange Magic”, by ELO) “Bye for Now”, John. In John’s memory, please consider donating to a charitable organization of your choice, benefitting Animals or the Homeless.