Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Leon J. Wiley

Leon J. Wiley, age 84, of Fowler, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at 8:05 am in Good Samaritan Home.

Leon Wiley | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILLeon was born November 1, 1934 in Quincy, Illinois, a son of John and Meta Hagmeyer Wiley.

Leon was a graduate of Unity High School in Mendon. After graduation, he served in the United States Army for two years, until he was honorably discharged. In 1968, Leon moved to California, where he pursued a career as a machinist. He returned to Quincy in 2012 after his retirement.

Survivors include: two children: David Wiley of Morgan Hill, CA; and Cindy Wiley of Eugene, OR; his nephew, Kevin Wiley of Fowler, IL; two nieces: Carla (Jeff) Faulkner of Champaign, IL; and Brenda (Mike) Smith of Temecula, CA; and eight cousins: Don Hagmeyer of Naperville, IL; Ron Hagmeyer of Golden, CO; Rita Hagmeyer of Bellevue, WA; Leland Hoffer of Oswego, IL; Robert Cutforth and Elaine Hyer, both of Quincy; Loyal Cutforth of Gaston, IN; and Mary Ann Guenzler of Aurora, IL.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry; his sister, Arlene; and two brothers in infancy.

Services: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Chaplain James Riley officiating.

Burial: private burial at Chase Cemetery

Visitation: 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Quincy Humane Society or Good Samaritan Home


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. The passing of a person is always met with sadness; however, we are told that Leon passed peacefully during his sleep and that should be considered the best way of ending life on this earth. Leon we are told had not had any major medical problems until recently and had not even seen a doctor in many years which is extra unordinary and something to be thankful for. Our sincere sympathy goes out to his close family members and friends.

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