Donald C. Wheeler

December 9, 1937August 19, 2014

Age 76 Of Oakdale 3M Retiree

Died on Tuesday, August19 at home. Donald is preceded in death by his Parents, Lyle & Julia. He is survived by his Beloved Wife, Elaine; Children, David (Deb), Diana Lopez, Chuck (Laurie); Five Grandchildren, Seven Great-Grandchildren; and Beloved Dog, Abby. Service on Monday, August 25, 11:00 AM at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Avenue, St. Paul, with Visitation beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, August 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 25, 2014

Donald C. Wheeler

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Chuck Laurie wheeler

August 20, 2015

Thinking of you today

August 29, 2014

So sorry to hear he's gone, it seems like yesterday we played together, he was a good friend to me and my brother Don.Cathy Collins Raddatz

August 25, 2014

Elaine and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Don at 3M in Bldg. 42.
I learned many things from Don in my early years in the Design group.
I really enjoyed working with him.
My thoughts are with you today.
Chris (Motz) Boyd

August 24, 2014

I am so fortunate to have been able to meet
with Don over the past several years.We were able to share many memories growing up as cousins and 50 years later renew them again.
Old German saying Those who live in the Lord will never see each other for the last time.Remember the good times Jack Peck

Matt Wetterling

August 23, 2014

About 20 years ago Don, Elaine, and our family stayed at Lake Wabana. We spent the weekend boating. Don, ever happy, to pilot his Sea Nymph boat and take us water skiing. Don, always full of wit and humor, made it a memorable vacation. Don, our surrogate grandfather, will be very missed.

Laurie Wheeler

August 23, 2014

I will never forget you Don! I hope they have 4 man toasters up in heaven. Love you! your daughter-inlaw Laurie

Fahim Shah

August 23, 2014

I have fond but vague memories of Don. His work was always excellent. It has been so long. He was part of our great I&CS team and Bldg 42E. Fahim Shah

August 22, 2014

I am very sorry to learn of Dan's passing. I worked with him in PI&CS and always treasured his diligence and professionalism. My condolence to his family. William Bader

August 22, 2014

As a former co-worker at 3M I remember Don well and was saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

Nancy Ashenmacher