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Buel D. Wheeler

April 6, 1924 — October 18, 2008

Buel D. Wheeler, 84, of 805 Baker Street, Plymouth, died in Pilgrim Manor, of natural causes, at 1 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2008. Born in Woodburn, Kentucky, on April 6, 1924, Buel was the son of John E. and Zula Wheeler.

He attended schools until the 8th grade.

On April 17, 1945, in the Pine Creek Church of the Brethren, Buel and Martha Hoover were married. Martha died on January 7, 1986.

Most of his life Buel was a mason worker. He was always known as a conscientious and extremely hard worker. He retired in 1986, from the Whiteford Truck Line, South Bend.

He was a NASCAR fan, rooting on Mark Martin. He loved horses and often traveled to horse shows on the weekends with his son David.

He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Moose Family Lodge and the Sheriff’s Posse.

Buel is survived by a son and two daughters. They are: David B. (Cindy) Wheeler, South Bend: Joy (Wayne) Williams, Syracuse, IN.: and Joan (Robert) Servis, Plymouth, IN.

Thirteen grandchildren also survive. They are: David’s children: Matthew, Stephen and Angela Wheeler. Joy’s children are: Amanda Hostetler, Tim Hostetler and James Williams. Also Joan’s family includes Jennifer Hoop, Julie Blissmer and Jerry Carlson. Jean’s children are: Donald, Jimmy, Scott and Todd Boocher.

Several great-grandchildren survive as well.

A sister, Beatrice Perry, TN., and companion of 20 years, Mary Kloenne, survive as well.

Buel was preceded in death by his parents, Martha, his spouse, a daughter, Jean Boocher and a brother, John B. Wheeler of Scottsville, KY.

Friends are invited to celebrate the life of Buel Wheeler with his family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN.

Funeral services, officiated by Ben Norton, will take place in the funeral home at 7 p.m. after visitation on Wednesday evening.

Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Association.
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