At the age of 97, Wheeler passed from this life on April 29, 2018, at his home in Springdale, Arkansas, with family by his side. He was born December 16, 1920, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Harley E. and Phoebe Bosch Bowman. Wheeler was a member of Company 'C' from Kalamazoo called into service in 1940 with 126th Regiment, ultimately bound for the South Pacific. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Bowman; children John Bowman (Beth), Tim Bowman (Nena), Karen Lee (David), and Brenda Murphy; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A Full Military Honors Service for Wheeler G. (Bob) Bowman will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan, at 10:30 AM, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Friends may gather at Fort Custer National Cemetery at the Funeral Assembly Point 15 minutes prior to the service time.