WHEELER, SR., MR. EUGENE ''GENE'' R. Muskegon Mr. Eugene ''Gene'' R. Wheeler, Sr., age 82, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001. He was born in Texas County, MO on August 17, 1919 to Robert & Bertha Stratton Wheeler & married the former Rose Marie Williamson on May 18, 1951 in South Bend, IN. Mr. Wheeler served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He had been employed as a Machinist at Teledyne Continental Motors for 47 years prior to retiring in 1986 & was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. SURVIVORS Wife, Rose Marie Wheeler; 1 son, Eugene R. Wheeler, Jr. of Muskegon; 4 daughters, Evelyn Douglas Herbert & Shirley Tom Karafa, both of Muskegon, Jeanne Hekkema of Spring Lake & Patty Randy Hekkema, also of Muskegon; 13 grand- children; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Edna Kramer & Rena Hornik, both of Muskegon & many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Fern Sigfried & by a grandaughter, Tonya Marie Kroupa in 1987. SERVICE Saturday, September 15, 2001, 1:00 PM at First Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. William Uetricht officiating. Interment at Restlawn Cemetery. VISITATION Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: American Heart Assocation. Clock Funeral Home Muskegon
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