Hedrick A. Wiley
Dr. Hedrick Wiley passed away at his home on Monday, September 19th. He was born in Shelby County Indiana on July 20, 1941.
Hedrick, or “Doc” as he was known to many, grew up on a dairy farm. His love of animals led him to go to veterinary school at Purdue University where he got his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
After completing veterinary school, Hedrick and his wife Sharon moved to Mauston to start his career as a veterinarian. He practiced veterinary medicine, caring for all creatures large and small, for 50 years. Doc was the Juneau County Fair Veterinarian for 20 years. The love of animals was a constant throughout his life as was his relationship with his clients and employees.
He had been an officer in the Mauston Jaycees and Coulee Region Veterinary Association, a member of the United Methodist Church and a board member of Hess Memorial Hospital.
Hedrick greatly enjoyed his time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He and Sharon raised their family on a farmstead and always had a few Jersey cattle around as well as beef cattle, horses, cats and dogs.
Doc did his best to balance family, work and community during his journey with all of us.
He was preceded in death by his brother, two sisters and daughter, Susan. He is survived by Sharon, his wife of 60 years, sons Jeff and Scott Wiley, daughter-in-law Hong Wiley, daughter Michele Barr, seven grandchildren, two great-grandkids and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be no public visitation or funeral. A private graveside service for family will be held at a later date at Lindina Evergreen Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the hundreds of people in the community that have already expressed their deepest regards through phone calls, text messages and Facebook messages. Your words are heartwarming and appreciated.
Anyone wishing to send their regards by mail can send cards or letters to Hedrick Wiley Family.
Thanks to all who participated in the enjoyment of Doc’s life!
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