William "Lewie"'s Story
William Lewis "Lewie" Wheeler, 90, of Stoneboro (Worth Township) passed away at 12:28 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in VNA Hospice in Butler after a short illness.
Born, Nov. 1, 1927, in Worth Township, he was a son of Ellis and Margaret E. Boyd Wheeler.
He attended the St. John's Country School, Worth Township.
Lewie was a welder and fabricator all his life and spent time with Shingledecker Welding and the CPT of Franklin. He retired after several years from Foster Grading of Jackson Center.
He was a member of the Hendersonville United Methodist Church.
Lewie loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to ride motorcycles and enjoyed building and working on anything mechanical. For many years he was known as "PA kid" on the CB radio.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
His wife, the former Marian W. Shingledecker, whom he married June 25, 1945, preceded him in death Feb. 16, 2016.
He is survived by three sons: William J. "Sonny" (Dorinda) Wheeler, Franklin, Jeffrey M. (Cindy) Wheeler, Stoneboro, and Timothy L. (Diane) Wheeler, Jackson Center; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a sister Delsie Leighty, Mercer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; an infant son; three sisters, Alice Nosker, Imogene Millsop and Anna Dick; and a brother, Clyde Wheeler.
William Lewis "Lewie", 90, of Stoneboro (Worth Township).
Service: Private services will be held at SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro, with Rev. Earl R. Dykes, associate pastor of Methodists United in Faith, officiating, and veterans honors given by VETS Honor Guard, Venango County.
Interment: Center Cemetery, Mineral Township, Venango County.
Published on December 10, 2017