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Wesley S Wheeler

June 19, 1923 — December 31, 2017

Wesley Samuel Wheeler was born June 19th, 1923, on a farm north of Wauneta, Nebraska, 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 20th, 1945, at Champion, Nebraska. 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, December 31st, 2017, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center, Wauneta, Ne. Wesley was 94 years of age.

Survivors Include:
Wife: Marjorie of rural Wauneta, NE
Sons: Rod Wheeler and wife, Joy, of rural Wauneta, NE
David Wheeler and wife, Lydia, of Yukon, OK
Dennis Wheeler of Colorado Springs, CO
8 Grandchildren: Anita (Todd) Colwell, Roxey (Matt) Martin, Marty (Renee) Wheeler, Rhonda Wheeler, Mark (Julie) Wheeler, Cynthia (Kevin) Stump, Jerome (Ann) Wheeler, Shannon (Shawn) Parrish

26 Great-Grandchildren

Brother-In-Law: Lee (Myrth) Morse, of North Platte, NE
Sister-In-law: Gerietta Morse, of Imperial, NE

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 will be held Friday morning, January 5th, 2018, 10:30 A.M. (Central Time) at the Hamlet Union Church, Hamlet, NE with Pastor Joshua Clark officiating. Internment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, NE, starting at 1:00 P.M. (Mountain Time) with Rev. Gary Hunt officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon, January 4th, 2018, 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Mountain Time) at the Funeral Home in Wauneta. (Wesley will not be present for visitation on Friday)

In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Gideon’s International.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Liewer Funeral Home - Wauneta

75 East Wichita Street, Wauneta, NE 69045

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

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