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Clayton Wiley Obituary

Clayton Clinton Wiley, 94, of rural Zumbro Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at his home.          He was born April 5, 1925 in Moscow, Minn. to Jim and May Wiley.  He attended school at the Dale District School No. 53.  He attended Red Wing Training School from 1940-1941.  While in Red Wing he started boxing.  He boxed Golden Gloves in Red Wing for two years and was once champion in Red Wing, then he went to Rochester and boxed Golden Gloves for three years and was bantam weight champion for two of the three years.
    Clayton farmed all of his life, and started working for Clarence Siewert.  Clayton went to work at the Meyer Farms in rural Zumbro Falls in 1943, where he met the love of his life Beverly Ann Meyer.  Beverly and Clayton were life partners, she also pursued a career in fashion managing many different women’s stores.  Together they worked on the farm, and at one time milked as many as 100 cows.  Clayton and Bev were also well known for the triplet calves that they raised in 1982.
    Clayton is survived by his special friends, Carl Krause, Deb Wagner (Troy) Duryee, Mike (Lynn) Krause, and Hubert Haulpaus.  He was preceded in death by his parents; life partner, Beverly Meyer; five sisters, Ethel, Edith, Elanor, Edna and Grace; and seven brothers, George, Johnny, Francis, Jimmy, Chester, Dale and Bobby.
    The memorial service for Clayton Wiley will be at 11  a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at South Troy Wesleyan Church in rural Zumbro Falls, with Pastor Colleen Hoeft officiating.  Burial will be in Dale Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in rural Zumbro Falls.  Friends and family may visit on Friday, Sept. 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
    A special thanks to Kay Schmitz, Connie Halverson, and Kim Everett of Mayo Hospice – Red Wing; also special thanks to Pastor Colleen Hoeft for her gentle counsel and guidance.  
    Memorials are preferred.
    Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, is assisting the family. The guest register may be signed at

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