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O. Dean Wheeler

Male 1930 - 2012  (81 years)

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  • Name O. Dean Wheeler 
    Born 23 Nov 1930  Galatia, Barton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Aug 2012  Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Aug 2012 
    Person ID I6967  Rossville
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Orville Thomas Wheeler 
    Mother Augusta Carolina Hester Wheeler 
    Family ID F6344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lois A Rieschick Wheeler,   d. 22 Jan 1996 
    Married 14 Jun 1953  Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Jerry Wheeler
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 08:22:17 
    Family ID F6345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ramona Pelton Wheeler 
    Married 16 Aug 1996  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 08:22:46 
    Family ID F6346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Wheeler, O. Dean
    Obituary- Wheeler, O. Dean
    O. Dean Wheeler
    O. Dean Wheeler, 81 of Soldier, died Sunday, Aug. 12,2012, at Community Hospital in Onaga. He was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Galatia, the son of Orville Thomas and Augusta Carolina Hester Wheeler. Dean attended schools in Hoisington.

    He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Dean had a dairy farm in Soldier for many years. Dean enjoyed fishing, hunting, calling in coyotes and attending grandkids’ sporting events. He was an avid K-State fan.

    Dean married Lois A. Rieschick on June 14, 1953, in Soldier. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1996. Dean married Ramona Pelton on Aug. 16, 1996, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She survives. He is survived by a son, Jerry Wheeler and wife Annette of Soldier; daughters, Connie Arney and husband Stan of Wichita, Dora Gakle and fiance Noel Clark of Claremore, Okla., Kelly Browning and husband Steve of Havensville, Tawni Myers and husband Randy “Buck” of Havensville, and Brandi Bergstresser and husband Brandon of Rossville; grandsons, Benjamen Wheeler of Manhattan and Bryson Wheeler of Holton; 21 stepgrandchildren; and 18 stepgreat grandchildren.

    Dean was preceded in death by grandson Nathan Wheeler in 1980, a sister, Opal Dumler, and brothers, Lester and Jack Wheeler. Funeral services were Aug. 16 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.