In Memoriam : Dana Wildberger

Dana Wildberger Dana Wildberger - age: 49
(February 23, 1962 to October 05, 2011 )
Resident of Ukiah, California

Dana Wildberger, a lifelong Ukiah resident, passed away October 5, 2011 suddenly at UVMC surrounded by his loved ones. Dana (age 49) was born February 23, 1962, to Dirk and Lorraine (Bartolomei) Wildberger. He is survived by his parents, daughter Charmaine Harrington-Wildberger, grandson Keegan Valadez, brother Todd, and sister-in-law Patty Martin all of Ukiah. Passionate about life, he enjoyed bicycle rides, disc golfing and music. Dana was a very proud drummer following in the successful footsteps of his father, an accomplished jazz drummer. Dana was proud to carry on that “wild” beat that was heard throughout this community. He will be remembers for his great smile, his generous service to the community, his big heart, the ability to make people laugh and his warm personality. He was pre deceased by his brother Dirk Jr. (Chip), his sister Starlet (Cookie), and his son Keegan. There will be no services. His daughter is organizing a “Tribute to Life” concert honoring his famous words “Rock and Roll, girlfriend”. Please contact her at 707-391-6144 for more information.
Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Beth Long - October 27, 2011Contact this person Contact this person
I just heard about Dana today! :((( he was like a brother growing up. He and my brother Robert "Ernie" Long played music together back in "the day" I think the bands were Rage, and Hot Property, and a cpl others. Dana was 15 and to this day I have never heard another drummer better than he was even at that age! He was AWESOME! Some of my favorite memories are of when we(Dana, Chip, Ernie, my other bro Larry, Jenny Griffin, myself) were hired by his dad Dirk to pick grapes out on Sanford Ranch rd. one year because his grapes were molding! OMG we got paid by the hr since if we were paid by the bucket we woulda made maybe 5 bucks a day!! LOL I am truly sorry for your loss, he will be missed...but never be forgotten by me! Love you DANA R.I.P. ROCK N ROLL BROTHER!!!! Always~ Beth