Karl “KP” Wildermuth ’46
Karl Paul “KP” Wildermuth, 95, left this world peacefully December 1st, 2019 in his MaderiaBeach Florida home.
Karl was born November 4th, 1924, in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin to Beata and Herbert Wildermuth. Karl is preceded in death by his father Herbert, his mother Beata, and his brother Herbert Junior. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly HottWildermuth. His four children, Terri (Yan Lin), Kirk (Holly), Lisa (Dayton), Mark (Laura). Five grandchildren, Inga (Jonathen), Kiersten (Eric), Torsten, Ria, Kyla and two great-grandchildren Adeline and Oscar.
Karl enlisted active duty in the USMC in 1943-1946, WWII, commissioned as a Captain, USMC, and later active duty Korea 1950-1955. After returning from his Military Service, he received his BS from Denison University in Granville, OH, 1947 and his Master in Art in teaching, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1949. He married his college sweetheart, Beverly, in 1948.
Karl began his career in education as a high school math instructor in Illinois advancing to Math Department Chairman at Deerfield High school, Deerfield, IL. He was Charter President of Deerfield Teachers Association, President of Evanston Teachers Association, and the recipient of National Science Foundation Research Grant to study computers at Naval Electronics Laboratory in San Diego – 1964. He was the first to introduce computers into the classroom, notably at Deerfield High and Clearwater Catholic High. Karlalso owned and operated his own business of Aftermath Software, where he wrote programs in the field of graphic software for high schools and colleges in the field of higher math, receiving requests from throughout the world for three-dimensional quadric surfaces
After a productive 30+ years of teaching in Illinois and Florida, Karl shared his retirement years between his Florida residence and the love of the North woods where he and his wife of 71 years summered in Crivitz, WI. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary, Sept 5th, 2019.
Karl loved travel. He and his wife traveled the world, creating memorable family adventures across the US and overseas to Asia, Egypt and beyond. Known for his dry sense of humor, love of the Chicago Cubs, and his deep faith, Karl could entertain you for hours sharing jokes and pictures of family and travel.
A proud husband, father of four, and grandfather, he always found time to pursue his hobbies, but give back to the world two fold. His generosity and love will be remembered by all who knew him.