At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
Age 90, died May 30, 2016 at his home. Bill was born January 24, 1926, the son of Lebel and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Wheeler. He graduated from Saint Cecilia’s High School in Detroit, was a decorated Army Veteran of WWII, and attended RETS Electronics Institute after the war. Upon graduation, he worked on Missile Systems in New York, followed by a long career at Ford Motor Company as a test engineer. After retiring from Ford, he worked as an Engineer at Electro-Mechanical Products. Bill is survived by his brother, Harry Wheeler; niece, Michaelon Wright, her children Morgan Wright, Erin Wright (Winslow) Sandler; nephew, Thomas (Patti) Wheeler, their children Gannon and Wyatt; niece, Lisa Huzella, her children Michael, James and Thomas. We will all miss Bill’s jovial character and his big Irish heart. Spend time with his family and friends on Saturday, June 11th from 10 – 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kalamazoo, MI. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Following the burial, food and fellowship will be shared at Old Burdick’s located at Radisson Hotel, 1st floor. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler – Kalamazoo; 6080 Stadium Drive (269) 375-2900 www.lifestorynet.com