October 28, 2009
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/30/2009 14:00:00
Willard OH 44890 10/31/2009 11:00:00
John A. Wiles, age 65, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. He was born on January 7, 1944 in Willard, Ohio to the late Allen “Russ” and Helen (Colich) Wiles and was a Willard resident all of his life. He was a 1962 graduate of Willard High School and served in the Air National Guard. In the tradition of his grandfather and father, John was a lifelong farmer. He and his brother, Jim, were partners in Wiles Farms. John had been looking forward to restoring some antique farm tractors. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, camping, spending time at the lake with his wife and a group of close friends, and riding his Can-Am Spyder. He also enjoyed following (Don) Graham Motorsports. He especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Hannah. John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Willard and the Willard Rotary Club.
John married Jacki (Stotz) on February 24, 1979. In addition to his wife, John is survived by three sons: Jack (Holly) Wiles and Joe (Jenny Borgelt) Wiles of Willard, and Jared Wiles of Columbus, a granddaughter Hannah Wiles of Willard; two brothers, William (Micki) Wiles, Jim (Susan) Wiles, a sister, Judy (Tom) Oney, a sister-in-law Connie (Bob) Brown, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, October 30, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard with Reverend Brian Peltomaa officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Friends may send memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Willard Rotary Club. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Jackie and family,
Please accept my condolences. John was as good of a man as they come.
Jackie, Jared, and family,
Jared, we have many fond memories of our time spent with you over the years and were saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our prayer is that you and your family find the grace of God sufficient during this time and that you are strengthed by his promises.
Steve and Nora Stoller
I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing.
He was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him.
My prayers and thoughts are with his wife and family.
Rita and family
Jackie & family, what a shock to learn of John’s death,I have such fond memories of all of us cousins growing up at the farm.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jackie and Family,We are so sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with
Dear Jacki and family we are so sorry to hear about John’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so glad that we have had the opportunity to spend time with him the last few years, he was a wonderful person. George is very sad that he has lost his good fishing buddy. Love George and Jo Snyder
Jacki and Boys,
I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Wish I could be there to give you all a big hug. I am with you in spirit and pray that God will surround you in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jacki and boys . . . To say I’m stunned is an understatement. I can not believe John is gone and can not begin to know what you all must be going through right now. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you all! The PD is your other family and I am there for you! Jacki, please know you can call on me ANY TIME!!
Jackie, Jim, Joey and family,
Know that we are greiving with you and are praying for you.
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of John. We have been friends and classmates since 1956. My heart aches thinking of his untimely death. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. John will be greatly missed. God be with you during this very difficult time.
We were so sory to hear of your loss … John was a very fine man .. We were friends for many years.. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time .. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him ..
Willis and Gladys Hicks, and family.
Joe & John’s Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you through these difficult times.
Jackie and Family, We are so sorry to hear about John. I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Even though are loved ones are gone they are always in our hearts.
Dear Wiles Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t know John well ourselves, we always heard wonderful things about him from our son Chad. He thought John was a terrific person. He will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Dear Jacki and Boys,
You all have my sympathy during this heart breaking loss. Jacki, you and John were some of the nicest people I have ever known. I know how hard this must be for you all, but please know I pray for God’s comfort to embrace each of you.Sincerely, Tami(Gray)Benedict
Jackie and boys, my heart is breaking, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great man, one that my entire loves and will never forget. All I can really say is thank you, for all of my wonderful childhood memories that our family shares. May God watch over you all during this very difficult time. You are all in my prayers. God Bless.
Dear Jackie And The Boys, We are so sorry to hear about John. His passing will leave a great void in the hearts that new him. He will be sadly missed. Our hearts are with each and everyone you.We pray that God will wrap you in his arms and comfort you, give you strength and help ease your pain. If you need anything just let us know. With Sincere Sympathy: Jerry, Kathy, Jarrod,& Kara Armitage
Dear Wiles family,you have our deepest sympathy. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May Gods blessings and guidance be with you.
Very sorry to hear this news. Our family has known the Wiles family for a long time through mutual farming interests. He and his brother were always thought of as good farmers and good people in the Willard community. John will be missed,,,our sympathy is with your family at this time. We will keep you in our prayers.
Joe, Jared and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
To the Wiles Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. John was a great and very respectable man. You are and always will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jackie & Family, You have my deepest symtpathy! I considered John a good friend. A friend a person could count on in time of need. If you look up “gentlemen” in the dictionary, you will find a picture of John Wiles in the margin!
The Wiles families will be in our prayers!
God Bless you! Doug & Jody Baker
I graduated with John and he was also a customer of my business in years past. I cannot express my sympathy enough for your heart ache of losing John. I offer my prayers and hopes for his immediate family during this time of need.
I am deeply grieved to hear the news of John’s death. I cannot imagine the pain you feel right now. His passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to have known him. Words can not express how deeply sorry I am that you have to endure this loss. May your friends and family bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about John. We were fellow classmates at Willard High School. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick & Karla Holmes
To the Wiles family, our sincere condolences on the loss of a great man. John made an impact on our lives and will forever be in our hearts.
You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Bryan & Courtney, Mitchell & Mason Carnahan
Our sincere condolencences go out to you and your family in this time of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
May God bless you all in this your time need.
Dear Jackie and Family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. May God in His mercy grant you comfort and peace.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Joe and the Wiles Family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. “Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you,and loving memories to help you smile again.” With Sincerest Sympathy, Lisa,Andy, Maisee, Megan and AJ Fried
Having grown up in Willard and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, I remember John and his family well. What a gentle person he always seemed to be. Your family is in my thoughts in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
To the entire Wiles Family…We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With caring thoughts, Kalie, Adam, Dylan and Maria Krause.
Joe and Family, Thinking of you in this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss.
& Arlyce Amrhien
i am deeply grieved to hear the news of John’s death. His passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to have known him. Words can not express the sorrow for the loved ones who are eduring his loss at this time. May your friends and family bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Jacki, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am about John’s passing. My son (Andy “Gordy” Clark)and I express our deepest sympathy. John was a respectable man in our community and will be greatly remembered. Please know that you and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers!
Your family has our deepest sympathy for your loss. John was a great guy.
Joey and Family- We were so sorry to hear of the tragic news of your fathers passing. We know he was a great man, we are praying for you and your family and we are here if you need anything at all. With deepest sympathies and love to you!