Robert N. Wiley

December 16, 2019

Robert N. Wiley, 87, of Thorntown, Ind., died December 16, 2019 at The Waters of Lebanon, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born July 8, 1932 in Boone County, Ind. to the late Arthur N. & Mildred F. (Reish) Wiley.  He was previously married to Mary Lou Wiley.  He married Roberta A. Gilmore on July 14, 1987 in Whitestown, Ind. and she survives.

Robert was a 1950 graduate of Kirklin High School. He was a dairy farmer his entire life and was a sales associate with McIntyre Wiley Auction.  He attended New Hope Church.  Robert was a lifetime member of Holstein Association, was a credited dairy cattle judge, showed cows in 11 states and developed the 3rd highest holstein herd in the nation. To all that knew him, he will be remember as the “Cow Man”

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10 a.m. -1 pm. Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral celebration will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mud Creek Cemetery, Elizaville, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Roberta A. Wiley of Thorntown, 3 Sons: R. Marcus (Debbie) Wiley of Lebanon, D. Newton Wiley (Nova Anderson) of Thorntown, Shawn (Sandy) Bakeis of Whitestown, 2 Daughters: Elaine Galvin of Brownsburg, Christine (Patrick) Esser of Cedarburg, WI, Sister-in-Law: Jean Wiley of Tenley Park, IL., 9 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson,

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Hugh Wiley and Bruce Wiley and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Wiley and Jackie Wiley


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Robert N. Wiley”

  1. Harry T. Shover December 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Until we meet again old friend. Miss you like crazy. You have always been the best friend any one could ever hope for. I know there is a lot of people in Heaven waiting to see you my friend. Love always Harry T Shover

  2. Sharon Walker December 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Bobbie. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our sympathy and our love. Bill has a test at Witham Hospital and we don’t know how long it will take. We may not make it up for the visitation.


  3. Jerry December 17, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Hugs and prayers for the Wiley family

    -The Seymours

  4. Pam Gonder December 17, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Uncle Robert I will always remember your love of life & being able to go to to the cattle barn at the State Fair. I know dad & Uncle Bruce and grandma & grandpa welcomed you with open arms.
    Love to all my cousins at your loss,
    Pam Wiley Gonder

  5. Jean Labrie December 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I’m so Rory for your loss.

  6. Bev Miller December 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Dick Miller Family

  7. Dave Hake December 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Sorry to he passed, our family thought of you and Robert . He and Marvin were lot of help when Dad died .

  8. Kari Button December 18, 2019 at 4:23 am

    I am sorry to hear this news about Robert, praying for the family. Kari Button Glasgow Ky

  9. Nelda Morton December 18, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Marcus, Newton, Roberta and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. What short time I knew Bob, I really enjoyed talking and visiting with him. Jim talks about his great success
    in the cattle business and all that he accomplished while in the business. He was a very nice person and will be missed by all.
    So sorry that we can’t be there with y’all but want y’all to know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Sincere regrets,
    Jim and Nelda Morton

  10. Nancy Walter December 18, 2019 at 8:14 am

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, he was a great friend to Dwayne and our family. You’re in our prayers, Nancy Walter.

  11. Carolyn Abbott December 18, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I am so sorry, my father was Meurice Whitey Hendrickson. Also a Holstein guy! I received a certificate from Arthur Wiley, hugs and prayers. Carolyn Hendrickson Abbott

  12. Kevin Jimerson December 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We’ve always thought so much of Robert. It was a pleasure to work for him. We have a lot of great memories (where in the world has she been?).
    Kevin & Karen Jimerson
    Jeff & Lisa Gibson

  13. Geri Newman December 19, 2019 at 9:50 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Robert was such a tremendous man, caring, giving and kind. I will always be grateful for the experience and knowledge I gained working for him and Docie. Many great memories and experiences. God Bless

  14. Mary Newman December 19, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Robert was a great man, always smiling.

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