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Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

289 S Main St PO Box 1413, Pataskala, OH

OBITUARY

Bob J. Wheeler

5 September, 19523 February, 2020

Bob J. Wheeler, 67, of Pataskala, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was born on September 5, 1952 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Jess and Etta (Hinkle) Wheeler. Bob retired in 2009 from the Pataskala Police Department serving over 30 years of employment and was currently working for the Mayor’s Court as a Bailiff. He is survived by his daughter, Sara (Seth Coakley) Rice; granddaughter, Liberty Hildebrand; brothers, Richard (Darlene) Wheeler and Jim (Anne) Wheeler; nieces and nephews, Becky Wheeler, Brandon Wheeler and Jennifer (Jim) Kitchen. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, OH 43062. Honoring the family’s wishes following the visitation cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The James, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH, in Bob’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 9 February , 2020

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Jan Jones

8 February 2020

I’ve known Bob since high school. Had a lot of great fun times. Remember spending time on his boat. But most of all how much he loved his family. How much he loved being a police officer.. What a great person.

Tonia McFerin

6 February 2020

Bob and I were the best of friends and he was the best Bailiff ever. I’m so sad and will miss him terribly. I know he’s not in pain anymore and sure he has a front row seat in heaven. I’ll always remember you with love my dear friend.

Richard "Dick" Wheeler

5 February 2020

On Monday I lost my dear friend and mentor, my big brother. I will miss him terribly. Together we lost another fine Law Enforcement Officer, a sheepdog, a loving father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was a pain in the butt sometimes, but he was always there for me, and very supportive of me. Those of you who were lucky enough to know him, knew he could be very opinionated. He had a long stellar career in law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant. I was very proud of my big brother. And, I could usually, barley, out-shoot him, unless he was cheating, which he wasn't above doing to beat me.

Fortunately he was able to spend his retirement years on the lake, on the boat he loved "Cop's Retreat".

Carry-On and RIP Lieutenant. I will take over your watch.

Richard Caster

4 February 2020

My favorite memories are the ones where Bob and I along with brothers Dick and Jimmy, taught concealed handgun license classes. The range time was especially memorable where a spirit of friendly competition among the four of us took place. Invariably it boiled down to the winner being either Bob or Dick.

Rest in Peace, Lt.

Janice Smith

4 February 2020

Sara, for 25 years your dad either called, texted or emailed me birthday wishes. I will miss your dad and I will think of him often, but for sure every August 2.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY