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Obituary for Robert Hale Wiles

Robert Hale Wiles, 94 years young, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 9th, 2024 at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI. Robert was born on December 31st, 1929 in Oshkosh, WI, to the late Claude Wiles and Myrtle Brabazon-Stenson. He married Joyce Blanchard on August 31st, 1970 in Rockford, IL and they have happily spent the past 53 years together.

Robert is survived by his wife, Joyce Wiles; younger sister, Margaret Wilson; four children, Ronald Wiles (Donna), Richard Wiles, Lori McDowell (David Sr.), and William Wiles; five grandchildren, David McDowell Jr. (Noel), Jason McDowell, Chelcie McDowell, Rhiannan Wiles, Savannah Wiles (Austin), six great-grandchildren; and was proudly waiting for his first great-great-grandchild that is on his way. Along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins who he cherished greatly.

Robert was a man of courage, love, and laughter. He came from a family of seven and with that came a bond of family that continues to grow throughout generations. He proudly served his country and was honored with a bronze star medal in 1951 for maintaining communications under enemy fire. Throughout his life his love for music, art, horses, Westerns, and his idol, John Wayne, never faded. He had a heart that stretched for miles, a sense of humor that could turn anyone's day around, and artistic abilities that could transform any canvas into a masterpiece. His smile shined the brightest when he was singing, joking, and surrounding himself with his family.

His departure leaves a deep wound and is gravely felt by his entire family and countless others who loved him greatly. He may be gone from our sights but his goofy and loving spirit will continue to live through the hearts he has touched.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Doris Chartrand (Dale), Betty Wiles, Gloria Wiles, Elbert Wiles (Diane), James Wiles (Marilyn), and Marion Wiles.

Family and friends are invited to Lakeview Memorial Park, 2786 Algoma Blvd Oshkosh, WI, 54901 on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00am to 1:00pm for the wake, service at 1pm, with fellowship to follow at Oshkosh Town Hall, 230 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI to reminisce and honor the life of Robert Hale Wiles, a man who made the biggest impact in so many of our lives.