Jason Todd Wiler of Mundelein, Illinois
Formerly of Kalamazoo, MI
Jason was born on September 29, 1971 in Kalamazoo, Michigan as the son of Dr. John and Jean Wiler. Growing up, he was a member of the Scout Troop 205 achieving the rank of Eagle, swam for Portage Northern High School and enjoyed AYSO soccer. He graduated from Portage Northern H. S. in 1989 and received a degree in Forensic Chemistry from Ohio University. He went on to receive his Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School in 2015.
After graduation, he accepted a position at Kellogg's. After 2 years, the forensic lab underwent changes and he moved to the Chicago area to accept a chemistry position at Abbott Labs. Abbott spun off to AbbVie as their pharmaceutical branch and Jason was transferred as a chemist in the new company. Recently, he was a supervisor in the quality control area of the Forensic Chemistry lab at AbbVie.
In July of 2007, Jason married Kim Gonzalez and his family of two grew to a family of five. Jason has fond memories of his boy scout camping trips, working in his garden, the art of mixology, spending time at the family lake house, and trying out new recipes for his family and friends. Jason was particularly fond of traveling with his family to beautiful and historical places.
Jason lost his short-term battle with Colon cancer on November 22, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his younger brother Jonathon Wiler.
Survivors include his wife Kim, daughters Starla Wiler, Taylor (Jake) Murrin and son Ryan Gonzalez and grandson Rowyn and granddaughter to be Isla Rose Murrin. Parents Dr. John and Jean Wiler, sisters Jennifer (Gary) Myers, Jill Maxwell (Joel Ferns) and nieces Ella, Paige and Sophia and nephews Kolton and Nicholas. Aunt Janice Faulk, Aunt Jane (Michael) Stevenson and several cousins. Father-in-law Joseph Beland and mother-in-law Rosemary Gorniak and all who were in some way touched by Jason's life.
Jason will be interred in a private family service at the Matteson Township Cemetery near the Wiler summer cottage.
It was Jason's wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations to Mercury One at mercuryone.org.