August 25, 1929 - February 2, 2011
Dale H. Wheeler, 81, passed away at his home in Fife Lake on Tuesday, February 2, 2011. He was born on August 25, 1929 in Kalkaska to the late Albert and Eva (Cunningham) Wheeler.Dale served his country proudly as member of the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He married the former Ardis N. Billings on June 20, 1953 in Farwell and together they raised 3 daughters and 1 son. Dale was one of the founders of the charter American Legion Post 219 in Fife Lake. He served as the first Post Vice President from 1978-1979, was Post Commander from 1979-1980 and again from 1997-2002. In appreciation, Dale was awarded the American Legion Meritorious Services Medal and was named Legionnaire of the Year 2010-2011. He was the epitome of what an American Legion member is.Dale is survived by his loving children, Cheryle V. (Dave) Gassel of Bosie, ID, Diane L. (Gary) Wallace of Elkhorn, WI, Dawn R. Wheeler of Elkhorn, WI, and Brian L. (Sheila Newell) Wheeler of Kingsley; 15 cherished grandchildren; 14 precious great-grandchildren; his brother, Kenneth J. Wheeler of Fife Lake; and his sister Nancy Lou (Gordon) Hulbert of Fife Lake.He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Ardis; his parents; 3 sisters, Mildred Brockway, Lorene Kuzma and Thelma Wheeler; and 3 brothers, Jay Wheeler, Fay Wheeler and Gerald Wheeler.A memorial service will be held for Dale on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 219 in Fife Lake.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to The Family of Dale Wheeler, c/o 106 S. Cherry Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646.Condolences may be left on-line at www.wolfeoneill.comArrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Dale H. Wheeler, 81, passed away at his home in Fife Lake on Tuesday, February 2, 2011. He was born on August 25, 1929 in Kalkaska to the late Albert and Eva (Cunningham) Wheeler.Dale served his country proudly as member of the United States... View Obituary & Service Information
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