Little & Sons Funeral Home

1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, IN


Wilfrid Raymond Riley

April 11, 1921August 18, 2020

Wilfrid R. Riley

99, originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., most currently resided in Clayton, Indiana. Wilfrid joined the Pennsylvania Rail Road in 1942, after which he joined the Army and served as a Combat Engineer in Patton's Army. Wilfrid was a member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he resumed his Rail Road Career in Altoona, PA., and finished his career at Amtrak in Beech Grove, Indiana. He retired after 39 years of service.

Wilfrid married Mary Butala in 1942 and was married until Mary's passing in 2002.

Wilfrid is survived by his son; Kevin Riley.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife; Mary Riley and Son; Frank T. Riley.

Wilfrid will be laid to rest next to his wife, Mary at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.



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Kathleen Salmons

August 20, 2020

My Uncle Wil...”An officer and a Gentleman “.. As a little girl living in Pa., I remember my Uncle being so funny. My Brother Bob and I spent a good amount of time with Uncle Wil and Aunt Mary out in the country. We were always made to feel important and special. Unforgettable!
My husband Steve and I were able to visit my Uncle Wil and my cousin Kevin in Indy a couple of times while recently traveling. We shared old stories. We shared new stories. Uncle Wil was an excellent story teller. Always entertaining and very eloquent.Sharp til the end! We also shared the warm hospitality shown to us by Kevin. Watching Kevin so willingly and lovingly care for his Dad was a tremendous privilege. We applaud and thank you Kevin❤️ Uncle Wil trusted and appreciated the sweet tenderness you bestowed upon your Dad...
Now it’s time for my Uncle to join his wife, my Aunt Mary. He absolutely adored and loved my Aunt. She was a sweetheart💕
It’s also time for Uncle Wil to take a “nip of the braugh” with his three brothers...The Riley Boys❣️ Irish eyes will be a’shinin🍀
They will be watching over all of us from the sky above❣️A big happy family gathering for the boys of “Steel Town”...
From the West Coast Riley’s, we wish you love, peace and eternal good times🍀💕🍀


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