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Earl Dale Wheeler, age 73, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday evening, May 19, 2016 at home in Crystal under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of Graydon Brooks & Genevieve V. (Server) Wheeler, he was born on November 5, 1942 in Muskegon. 

Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, and had been a longtime member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 and the 40/8 in Greenville.  Earl had also belonged to the Greenville First Church of God, where he had been an adult leader in the Royal Rangers.

On March 17, 1989, in Greenville, he married the former Nancy Anne Dobos.  Earl retired from the former Electrolux Home Products after 39 1/2 years of service and enjoyed golfing and fishing.  In retirement he and Nancy made their home in Bellevue, Florida. 

He was preceded in death by his parents;  his first wife, Phyllis Wheeler;  and five brothers and sisters.  Surviving are his wife, Nancy Wheeler of Crystal;  her children, Richard Kiesling of Burton, Debra & Lester Gupton of Crystal, Diana & Joe Powell of Birch Run, and Treasa Gill of Burton;  four brothers and sisters;  a brother-in-law, Ronald & Corrine Anderson of Greenville;  five grandchildren;  ten great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, a private family remembrance is planned and burial, with military honors, will take place at Fairplains Township Cemetery.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Earl's online guestbook, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Larry Wheeler on May 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Rest in Peace Mike. Sending our love and prayers to the family



  2. Robert & Kelly Reeves on May 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Earl was one of the best friends that I, Robert, had the pleasure of knowing. We didn’t have to play golf or yack every day, it was just a friendship that was born upon our first meeting at the golf course in 2007. He brought me a lot of laughs-especially the hat with the hair he sent me from Florida. It was an honor for me and my wife, Kelly, to visit him and pray for him at the hospital….and he was watching golf on T.V! I knew he really loved his wife, Nancy, because after every golf outing he would be on his cell phone calling her and telling her he was on his way home. I wish we would have finished our golf-bucket list. If there is golf in Heaven, he knows it now but it will sure be lonely down here on the golf course without him. Love you Earl, absent from the body, but present with the Lord….can’t wait to see you again.



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