In Memory of

Charlton E. Wheeler

December 13, 1933 - December 31, 2013
Charlton Earl Wheeler was born December 13, 1933, in Dallas, IA, to Carl and Lucille (Logue) Wheeler. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1952. He was united in marriage to Delores Adolf. He worked for Wilson Foods of Cherokee, was a Red Cross instructor, and was President of Cherokee Credit Union for several years. He enjoyed many fishing trips to Perrins' cabin in Canada. He loved hiking to old ghost towns in the Rockies in Colorado, and a special trip to Hawaii. Charlie passed away at his home in Cherokee on December 31, 1913. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sherry Wheeler and brother, Larry Wheeler; in-laws, Albert and Dottie Escue, Dale Adolf and Arlo Sturgeon. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Delores; four daughters: Kathleen (Duane) Dilts of Omaha, NE, Teresa (Kelly) Perrin of Cherokee, Jean Wheeler of Danbury, IA, and Laurie Wheeler of Cherokee; five granddaughters: Christina (Donovan) Wunschel of Spencer, IA, Angela Eiden of Cherokee, Alysia (John) Koontz of Waterloo, IA, Mary (Wade) Cowan of Cherokee, and Abby (Nathan) Tentinger of Cleghorn, IA; two step-grandchildren, Jeff (Bethany) Dilts of Omaha, NE, and Julie (Michael) Davenport of Santa Barbara, CA; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Roberta (Bill) Hueser of George, IA, sisters-in-law, Linda Wheeler of Cherokee, La Donna Adolf of Shelbyville, KY, and Donna Sturgeon of Lancaster, CA; other relatives and friends.
A time of remembrance and going home celebration will be held from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Saturday, January 4, 2013, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Bob Blair
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 P.M. with the family present during that time at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the spring.


Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I enjoyed many times playing golf in Quimby with Charlie and visiting with him when the family would get together. It was an honor to know such a great man. ”
- Matthew P. Eiden
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Uncle Charlie took time out of his life to share with a dumb young kid his work, his family and even his prized van. Charlie always made time for me when I came visiting. Though it's been some years back, his life has left a great impact on me. He will be missed and his memory will endure. Thanks for sharing your life with me Uncle Charlie. ”
- marty sturgeon
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Delores and the family. You have our sympathy.”
- Dale & Helen Sturgeon
Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“It was a pleasure to live next to Charlie for many years. My sympathies to his family. My mom, Charlene Scott, sends her sympathy as well. ”
- Bethene Middleton
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are very sorry to hear of Charlie's death, he was a very happy guy. We will miss him dearly.”
- Rich Wych
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your great loss. I remember the good old times we had at the pack and the photos I still cherish of us fishing in Canada. Our prayers to the family .”
- Dave. VanRoekel and Carol
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie's family. I loved my Canada fishing trips with Charlie, Dee, Uncle Bill and cousins. Charlie was my friend.”
- Mike Hueser
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was someone who could light up a room. We enjoyed his Sunday School classes and his knowledge. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Delores and the rest of the family. We will see an empty place here at home but we know that there is a place in Heaven that is filled.”
- Danny Salter
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are thinking of you all.”
- Julia Conley
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts of Charlie go back to Sumner Street. Charlie and his family lived three houses from us. My sympathy goes out to his family as I know he was a very special person. May their many memories of him comfort them. ”
- Sherry Dahl Schott
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I was so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Find comfort in all of the memories you had together.”
- Dana (File) Kies
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“To Delores and family. So sorry to hear about Charlton. I have known him forever. I remember our high school days, sitting next to him in either the front row or the back row. We were always seated alphabetably. This past week or so has been kind of hard on the class of 52. Our prayers are with you and your family.”
- Elsie and Carroll Tigges
Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“From your friends, members and Board of the Quimby Golf Club we would like for your family to have our deepest sympathy we'll miss you Charilie!!!”
- Betty Woltman
Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. We always enjoyed our Sunday School classes that he taught & participated in with us. He's a very knowledgeable man and we had a lot of good conversations along with a lot of fun. We always looked forward to our Sunday morning classes & then going to the Family Table to eat & visit with Charlie. He truly loved his family, his Lord & fishing and never hesitated to share that with us. We have a lot of good memories. He will definitely be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Kevin & Twyla Schmillen”
- Kevin Schmillen
Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Charlie was one of a kind and a man who made life so enjoyable even when he wasn't feeling well. I will always remember his lessons in Sunday School and at the Family Table after church plus the conversations we shared at Dr. Gary's office. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. ”
- Pam Cronin
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