February 16, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:30 A.M. Skillman, McDoanld & Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Robert L. ”Bob” Wheeler, 73, of Catawba passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013.
He was born December 4, 1939 in Pleasant Township, the son of Rev. Ray and Emma (Chandler) Wheeler.
Bob was a 1958 graduate of Northeastern High School. He retired from Navistar after 34 years of service. After retiring, Bob went to work for Roberts Brothers Farms. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Catawba Fire Department. Bob’s passion in life was farming and taking care of his gardens. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters, Peni (Tim) Augustine of California and Kathy Aleshire (Joe Boorman) of Columbus; grandchildren, Brandi (Richard) Dodson, Jessica (Mike) Arnold, Shannon Dorr, Britney (Lee) Rossi and Derrick Augustine; great grandchildren, Alex, Hunter, Emalee, Dakota, Camieo, Blake, Braxton, Kylie, Alexa, Tristyn, and Enzo; brothers, Ronald (Geri) Wheeler of Catawba and Donald Wheeler of Mutual; sisters, Geneva Hickman of Springfield and Ann VanHoose of Cable; sister-in-law, Janet Wheeler of Catawba; special friend, Arnold Ballard; the mother of his children, Miriam Pflum of California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Wheeler; brother-in-laws, Hank VanHoose and Homer Hickman; sister-in-laws, Connie & Shirley Wheeler; nieces, Jean VanHoose and Kim Wheeler.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Elder Glendell Grim officiating. Burial will follow in McConkey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Township Fire Department, PO Box 70, Catawba, OH 43010 or to the Clark County Farm Bureau. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com