Glenn Edward Wiley
DELTON, MI - Glenn Edward Wiley, age 92, of Delton, passed away on July 29, 2019.
Glenn was born on January 18, 1927 in Schoolcraft, the son of Wright and Zelda Wiley. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in Hawaii. On January 24, 1947 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Eleanor Louise Hagerman. He worked at Richland Farm Service, Dimond Machinery, and in later years opened his own business north of Delton, G&E Repair, where he retired from in 2015.
Glenn was a lifelong farmer as well, first in Richland and then north of Delton until his retirement. Glenn’s passion in life was farming and enjoyed all aspects of it while raising his and Eleanor’s three daughters on their Richland and Delton farms. He was a master welder and performed numerous projects for the state of Michigan and surrounding community.
Glenn enjoyed fly fishing, anything to do with tractors, and was a lifelong reader of books and farming articles.
His loving union with Eleanor lasted 62 years until she passed away on March 1, 2009. Glenn was blessed by a second chance at love and happiness with his marriage to Gloria Herbert on January 19, 2011. Gloria’s family lovingly brought him into the Herbert family. During their marriage Glenn developed very strong relationships with many of Gloria’s family members and members of the Faith United Methodist Church.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Artemas, Gordon, and Donald Wiley.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three daughters, Diane (Jerry) Frost, Sharon Boniface Fisher (Paul), and Linda (Arthur) Ribble; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; step-children, Gary (Bonnie) Herbert, Gail (Larry) Phillips, Sue (Mike) Albertson, Mark (Jane) Herbert, Kathy (Poncho) Samis, Jeff (Rose) Herbert, and Kris (John) Workman; 20 step-grandchildren and 30 step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Sabin and Ellen Chapman; many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday, August 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Williams-Gores Funeral Home in Delton, and again on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 2 , 2019 at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, Pastor Brian Bunch officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church. Cremation will take place after the funeral and Glenn and Eleanor’s ashes will be joined together at Fort Custer National Cemetery next week. The date and time for the service at Fort Custer will be on the funeral home website or call the funeral home directly at (269) 623-5461. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Glenn’s family.