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Larry D. Wheeler

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Larry Wheeler
Larry D. Wheeler, 71, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Careage Hills, in Cherokee.

Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. A private family burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee at a later date.

Visitation was held on 9 a.m. on Sunday with the family present from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Greenwood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Larry Wheeler, the son of Carl and Julia (Logue) Wheeler, was born July 22, 1938, in Knoxville. At age three, his family moved to Aurelia and eventually to Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1957.

Following graduation, he attended Mankato State College for two years and then attended Wayne State College. On June 12, 1960, Larry was united in marriage to Linda Stowater at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus.

Larry worked at Schmidt Furniture Store and for the Illinois Central Railroad for a brief time before he worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation where he served as a state inspector for over 30 years.

In his free time Larry enjoyed reading WWI and Civil War books. He was a history buff that enjoyed researching trains. He also enjoyed hunting pheasant, deer, and ducks, but most of all he enjoyed spending time hunting with Nigel, his English Setter hunting companion. Larry had a wonderful sense of humor and loved being around his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lucille Wheeler; and one sister, Sherrt Wheeler.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda Wheeler, of Cherokee, two daughters: Ann Wheeler, of Cherokee, and Kristin (Mike) Maves, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren: Sara, Kate, and Matt Maves, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Roberta (Bill) Hueser, of George, one brother, Charlton (Delores) Wheeler, of Cherokee; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.