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John Wiles

John C. Wiles

February 12th, 1948 - November 19th, 2019
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Please note location of visitation: Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ with Masonic Funeral Rites at 7 p.m.

The memorial service to celebrate the life of John will be held at the First Congregational Church of Christ on Wednesday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. with Interim minister, Pam Hardie and Reverend George Cline Officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery.


John C. Wiles February 12, 1948 – November 19, 2019

John C. Wiles, age 71, died on November 19, 2019 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his loving family by his side.

Born in Watertown, South Dakota to C.B. and Vonnie (Balsiger) Wiles. He led a full and happy life, devoted to his faith, family, friends, work and community. John had a passion for hunting, traveling and simple things like playing with his grandchildren, grilling out, sitting around a fire, having morning coffee on the deck, gardening, taking a spin on the dance floor, watching sunsets over Lake Kampeska and being a pyromaniac on the 4th of July.

John had a long and prosperous career as an Attorney at Law. He was purposely dedicated to his community, state and country.

John is survived by and will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Phyllis; children, Chad Wiles and wife Lisa (Lexi and Cruz) of Knoxville, TN, Shannon Bahr and husband Jeff (Soren and Carlin) of Cypress, TX, Amber Nogelmeier and husband Lucas (Sophia and Miles) of Watertown, Shantel Ries and husband Justin (Dylan) of Castlewood and Chris TeKrony (Hudson) of Castlewood; sister, Cheryl B. Wiles and husband Bill Kocher (Crista) of Nederland, CO; mother-in-law, Nellie Larson of Watertown; father-in-law, Emil Wiese of Watertown and extended in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
First Congregational United Church of Christ
121 1st Ave SE
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-6994
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday November 26th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday November 26th, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address
    121 1st Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    NOTE LOCATION: Visitation will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m at the First Congregation United Church of Christ with Masonic Funeral Rites at 7 p.m.
  • Service

    Wednesday November 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday November 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address
    121 1st Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Reception

    Location
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address
    121 1st Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Carl Kline

Posted at 11:17am
John was my definition of a devoted and devout churchman! That sense of devotion was also evident to me in the other aspects of his life, his family, work, etc. I'm confident the good Lord will look upon him with gratitude and welcome him into loving and eternal arms. Carl Kline
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Marsha A Kapp

Posted at 10:05am
To the Wiles family: Your husband, father and grandfather would be so very proud of you! Even though we will never understand why loved ones leave us when they do, we know that God needed them with Him. You all have a very special Angel watching over you through the holes in the floor of Heaven. Whenever you see a butterfly, it is your loved one sending you butterfly kisses. John was a very special man and dear friend to me.
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Dan Johnson

Posted at 01:45am
John, Jim Spies, Mark Beebe, Gregg Forsberg and I all lived along the same stretch of Lake Kampeska in the early 60’s, and we referred to ourselves as the “Lake Boys.” When we returned from school in the fall, some of us would rush to meet at John’s and pick up our Brittanies to go out to hunt pheasants before dark. And every fall weekend involved loading up in Vonnie’s Opel or CB’s pickup to chase more pheasants. CB was larger than life and John picked that characteristic up honestly. Precious memories!

Several comments have been made about John’s pyromania. They reminded me of one occasion around New Year’s when John set off some significant fireworks in town near the Masonic Temple. This event resulted in a rapid response by the police, and a trip to the station. (The fireworks were of questionable legality and most likely purchased out-of-state by CB.) We called the police to verify they were holding John, and their only interest was getting names of his accomplices — John, always a loyal friend, divulged nothing.

John and I have not been in contact much in the last 40 years, but I will miss him deeply - his joyous smile and hearty laugh, so reminiscent of his Mom and Dad. His personal and professional legacies will be long remembered, but John’s friendship will be forever treasured. - Dan Johnson
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Chris, Tristy, Alex and Leah

Posted at 02:08pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending all of our love.
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Kathy Muckey

Posted at 10:54am
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