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Carl Robert Wiley

November 27, 1928 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 91)


Carl Robert Wiley, 91, of South Bend passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in his residence following a lengthy illness. Carl was born on November 27, 1928 in South Bend to the late Elsie (Radtke) and Carl Wiley, and lived in Houston, TX for over 40 years.

On December 20, 1979 in South Bend, he married the love of his life, Joy Bonner. They were married for 27 years until her death in 2006.

Carl was also preceded in death by his son, Carl R. Wiley, Jr., in 1976, as well as two sisters, Ellen Burnham and Donna Banacki. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Wegenka of South Bend and Sharon L. (Don) Blackmond of Dowagiac, MI; and two brothers, Gene Wiley of Walkerton, IN and Richard (Carolyn) Wiley of Noblesville, IN.

Carl was a kind and loving man, with a big smile, great sense of humor, and a hearty contagious laugh. He cherished his son, Carl, Jr. whom he called “Sonny.” He loved all of his family, including his many nieces and nephews, and enjoyed the family gatherings and holidays together. He was a handyman who could fix anything and was always willing to help his friends and neighbors with whatever they needed. He loved the Lord—his faith always getting him through difficult times.

In 2019, he moved back to his hometown of South Bend. He was loved by his family in South Bend, and his family and friends in Houston. Carl was blessed to have many "Angels" in his life. Six that should be recognized are, Laura Sagastume, Marena Motta, Sue and Wayne Bonner of Houston, and Sarah and George Matuwa of South Bend, who cared for Carl the last year of his life, and referred to him as "family." God speed our dear brother, uncle, and friend. We will miss you.

There will be no visitation or services. Cremation will take place. Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer North Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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