Wesley Samuel Wheeler
Wesley Samuel Wheeler was born June 19, 1923 on a farm north of Wauneta, Neb., to Walter S. and Laura M. (Fanning) Wheeler. He attended grade school at Rural District #60 and went on to graduate from Wauneta High School in 1941.
Wesley married Marjorie Ellen Morse on May 20, 1945 at Champion, Neb. The couple made their home on the farm north of Wauneta where Wesley farmed and ranched all of his life.
Wesley served as president of the Imperial Valley Holiness Association for over 36 years. He was a member of the Hamlet Union Church, of Hamlet, Nebraska, for over 70 years. He was very active in the church serving as a Sunday school teacher and president of the church board. He became a member of Gideon’s International in 1952 and distributed Bibles to hotels, hospitals in the area, as well as giving testaments to fifth and sixth graders in school.
Wesley passed away Sunday afternoon on Dec. 31, 2017 at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center, Wauneta, Neb. Wesley was 94 years of age.
Survivors include wife Marjorie of rural Wauneta, Neb.; sons Rod Wheeler and wife Joy, of rural Wauneta, Neb.; David Wheeler and wife, Lydia, of Yukon, Okla.; Dennis Wheeler of Colorado Springs, Colo. Eight grandchildren: Anita (Todd) Colwell, Roxey (Matt) Martin, Marty (Renee) Wheeler, Rhonda Wheeler, Mark (Julie) Wheeler, Cynthia (Kevin) Stump, Jerome (Ann) Wheeler, Shannon (Shawn) Parrish and 26 Great-Grandchildren.
Brother-in-law Lee (Myrth) Morse, of North Platte, Neb.; sister-in-law Gerietta Morse, of Imperial, Neb.
Wesley was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Keith (Violet) Wheeler, Francis (Dolly) Wheeler, Dr. Carroll (Mary) Wheeler, Donald (Lillian) Wheeler, Gerald (Frieda) Wheeler, sisters; Opal (Rev. Harold) Ripper, Velma (Vernon) Crawford, Marvel (Fred) Miller, LaDene (Averill) Hudnall, Val Jean (Rev. Harry) Soper.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Hamlet Union Church, Hamlet, Neb., with Pastor Joshua Clark officiating.
Internment followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb., with Rev. Gary Hunt officiating.
Visitation was held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2018 at the Funeral Home in Wauneta.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Gideon’s International.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta entrusted with arrangements.