Ronald "Ron" Wheeler
May 3, 1946 – October 11, 2019
Ronald “Ron” Wheeler, 73, of Bloomington, passed away at 7:41 am on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. He was born on May 3, 1946 in Bloomington to Oliver Alexander and Ruth Naomi (Whorrall) Wheeler. He married Sandra Lightner, she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Ronald T. Wheeler. Ron is survived by one daughter, Trena (Alvin) Sullivan and one son, Michael (Laurie) Wheeler both of Normal; five grandchildren, Amanda Wheeler of El Paso, TX, Matt (Kristen) Wheeler of Bloomington, and Michelle (Matt) Cantway, Sara Wheeler and Jacob White, and Jordin Wheeler all of Normal; three great grandchildren, Cali White, and Ryan and Lilly Cantway all of Normal; three siblings, Donald (Pat) Wheeler of Norman, OK, Debbie (Donnie) Holliday, and Anna Roberts and Greg Cantway all of Bloomington; and his beloved cat, “Petey”. Additional survivors include, wife Charlotte (Dubson) Parker, step-daughters Cateeja Parker Clinton, Catrina (Michael) Eimer Sr. Clinton, step-granddaughter Nakeeta (Rich Smith) Parker Wapella IL, step-great grand kids, Hayden and Maritza Parker, James Lehmann, Leeah Marley Parker Smith all of Wapella IL. He was an Army Veteran and a member of American Legion Louis E. Davis Post # 56 in Bloomington. He had worked as a painter for International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local # 209 in Bloomington. Cremation will be accorded. A Memorial Service for Ron will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 21, 2019 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Friends may call upon the family for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Military Honors will be performed. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Station Saloon, 1611 Morrissey Dr., Bloomington, IL immediately following the services. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors. On-line condolences and tributes may be made at www.eastlawnmemorial.com.
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
- Memorial Service Monday, October 21, 2019
- Celebration of Life Monday, October 21, 2019
Ronald "Ron" Wheeler
October 20, 2019
Today as I look back on Memories of my Brother Ronnie, I have so many Beautiful ones..I remember as a child after my Baby Sister was born..him coming to our house picking me up and taking me for a ride on his bike ,me having so much fun riding with him in the basket on the front.I was in
Heaven. He always made my days Brighter.He would also show up on Saturday nights to sit with me and watch Nightmare and eat. Popcorn ..he loved when the scarey parts would come on and he could make me jump with Fright.Lol My Best Memory of all was when he would come home on leave from the Service.I was so Proud of him ..I wanted everyone to know he was my Brother.I will always keep those Memories close to my Heart. I Love you my Brother Always.
October 17, 2019
YOU WERE SUCH A NICE GUY ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP ANYONE THAT NEEDED HELP I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU PICKING ME UP AND DOWN WE BOTH WENT GOOD TIMES REST IN PEACE PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY
October 17, 2019
To My Hero , My Big Brother Ronnie, I will miss you, but I know you are in a much better Place now. I can picture you and Sandy together again, and this time it will be forever. I have childhood memories of you coming home from war, even though I was just a little girl I was so proud of you in your uniform. You would bring my sister Anna and I gifts like beautiful Kimonos. As a teenager you helped me through some difficult times. As a newly wed you and Sandy welcomed Donnie and I to stay with you in Montana. I will always hold on to those memories and you will always be my HERO! I Love You and MIss You.... your sister Debbie