Warren Milton Wiley, Jr. - August 08, 2013
Warren Milton Wiley Jr. was born June 25, 1927 in Venango, Neb., to Warren Milton Wiley, Sr. and Mary Helen Engle Wiley. Warren loved growing up in a farm in the southwest corner of Nebraska. He graduated from Venango High School on May 17, 1944.
Warren enlisted in the United States Army on Oct. 2, 1944 and was assigned to the 55th Quartermaster Base Depot in Reims, France. He trained at Fort McClellan, Ala., and Fort Ord, Calif. He was honorably discharged on April 16, 1947.
While serving our country in Europe, he met and eventually married Elizabeth Delettre on Nov. 2, 1946. A small wedding ceremony was held at the Reims Chapel, 55th Quartermaster Depot in Reims.
Warren and Elizabeth never had children of their own, however they made many wonderful lifelong friends at churches in Omaha and in Springfield, Mo., as well as the camping RV club they belonged to for more than 25 years. They were married for 64 years when Elizabeth died in February of 2011.
After his discharge from the military, Warren went to work at the Cudahy packing plant in South Omaha. In May of 1964, he became a civil service employee at Offutt Air Force Base just south of Omaha in Bellevue, Neb. He worked there until June of 1992. He was 65, but not content to retire; he went to work in the shipping department at Oriental Trading Company in Omaha. Back problems finally forced him to retire for good in 2003.
After living in Omaha for more than 50 years, Warren and Elizabeth moved to Springfield, Mo., in 2004. They immediately became members of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. They were active members and very much enjoyed worshipping and fellowshipping with the people of the church.
Warren passed away in Springfield on July 16, 2013 at the age of 86 due to complications from a stroke. A memorial service was held on July 23, 2013 at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield.
Warren was preceded in death by his loving wife Elizabeth. He is survived by a niece, nephews, and his cat, Prince. Warren had placed his faith and trust in the shed blood of Jesus Christ alone for his salvation. He was completely confident in the promise of Romans 10:9 which says, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
A graveside committal service will be held at the Venango Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. with John Long officiating.
Arrangements for the service have been taken care of by the Bullock-Long Funeral Home.