Jeremy Daniel Wedge, 31, passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at his home in Wasilla, Alaska surrounded by his loving family.
Jeremy was born June 4, 1985, in San Diego, Calif. to Michael and Jo Wedge.
His family moved to Alaska in 1992, where he attended Butte Elementary School, Palmer Middle School and Palmer High School, graduating in 2003.
He received a BSE in 2009, from Minot State University and continued working on his Master’s Degree in Special Education from UAA, coming close to receiving it before his illness kept him from finishing.
Jeremy married Ashley Liebel on July 10, 2009, and they began their family having two children; four-year-old Hannah and one-year-old Daniel.
Jeremy was a substitute teacher for the Mat-Su Borough School District from 2010-2016.
He enjoyed sports and played baseball with the Bobcats in the Anchorage Adult Baseball League since 2003. The Jeremy Wedge Perseverance Award was established in his honor in 2016. His favorite MLB baseball team was the Mariners.
He also enjoyed fishing, hiking, playing games like Pinochle, spending time with his family, and earning a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. A favorite moment was when he took a family vacation to Orlando, Fla. and the Bahamas in March 2016, with Ashley’s students from Wasilla High School.
Jeremy was an educator, father and husband who waged a valiant 10 year battle with cancer. Throughout that time, he was an avid baseball player, fierce friend and historian. When asked, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” As a young child, Jeremy’s response was always, “I want to be a dad.” With a young daughter and son, his family was his greatest achievement.
Jeremy is preceded in death by his mother, Jo Wedge; maternal grandparents, David and Priscilla Oesterle and paternal grandparents, Bill and Toni Wedge; and by his grandfather, David Stemple.
Jeremy is survived by his loving wife, Ashley Jean Wedge (Daughter of Lonnie and Monica Liebel); daughter, Hannah Jo Wedge; and his son, Daniel Jacob Wedge, all of Wasilla, Alaska. His father, Michael Wedge (Shelly) of Palmer, Alaska; His mother, Cathy Moorman (Joel) of Palmer, Alaska; his brother, Christopher Wedge of Anchorage, Alaska; his brother, Stephen Wedge of Palmer, Alaska; his sister, Micaela Wedge of Palmer, Alaska; his grandmother, Lois Stemple of Klamath Falls, Ore.; his grandmother, Suzie Wedge of Chulla Vista, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members from the Oesterle, Stemple, and Wedge families; and countless friends and others that he touched by being in their lives.
Memorial donations can be mailed to the family at PO Box 871053, Wasilla, AK, 99687-1053.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1201 E. Bogard Road, Wasilla, Alaska with Father Joseph Mc Gilloway officiating.
Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.alaskacremation.com.