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David Lee Wheeler

May 23, 1956 November 25, 2018
David Lee Wheeler
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Obituary for David Lee Wheeler

David Lee Wheeler, 62, of Pana, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Lincolnshire Place, Decatur, IL. He was born May 23, 1956 in Bloomington, IL to Charles L. & Dotty J. (Robertson) Wheeler and they survive.
David was a graduate of Macomb High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Illinois and then received his master’s degree in Forestry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. From there, he worked 33 years for the US Forest Service in forest and rangeland management and thoroughly loved his job. He retired in 2012. David was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Tower Hill, IL. He was also an Eagle Scout and loved the outdoors, mountains, trees and camping.
He married Barbara Ruffner in 1985 and they later divorced.
Besides his parents, David is survived by his brothers: Richard (Deborah) Wheeler, Ramsey, IL and Michael (Ann) Wheeler, Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America; nieces & nephews: Nathanael (Grace) Wheeler, Anna (Joe) Hang, Caleb (Elizabeth) Wheeler and their daughter, Caralyn, Aubrie Wheeler, Christyanne Wheeler, and Amanda (Tim) Zimmerman.
Funeral services for David will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Richard Wheeler & Michael Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Putnam Cemetery in rural Putnam, IL.
Memorials in David’s honor may be made to WJLY Christian Radio, P.O Box 456, Ramsey, IL 62080 or Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.


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Visitation

Saturday

1

Dec

9:00 AM 12/1/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 12/1/2018 10:00:00 AM
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

308 East 2nd Street
Pana, Illinois 62557

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 East 2nd Street Pana 62557 Illinois
United States

Service

Saturday

1

Dec

10:00 AM 12/1/2018 10:00:00 AM
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

308 East 2nd Street
Pana, Illinois 62557

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 East 2nd Street Pana 62557 Illinois
United States

Graveside

Saturday

1

Dec

3:00 PM 12/1/2018 3:00:00 PM
Putnam Cemetery

Lake Senachwine Road and Route 29.
Putnam, il 61560

Putnam Cemetery
Lake Senachwine Road and Route 29. Putnam 61560 il
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Putnam Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lake Senachwine Road and Route 29.
Putnam, il 61560

Lake Senachwine Road and Route 29. Putnam 61560 il
United States
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