Captain John “Dale” Wheeler, 65, of Saint Charles, MO, formerly of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, June 2, 1954, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his residence in Saint Charles, MO.
Dale was a retired Fire Captain in University City, MO.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Judy, nee Gordon, Wheeler of Saint Charles, MO
- Parents: John W. and Lorene, nee Rees, Wheeler of Belleville, IL
- Sister: Patricia (Larry) Simpson of Belleville, IL
- Shaun Evans
- Shane Pritch
- Nicholas Reynolds
- Step-daughter-in-law: Heather Pritch
- Kylie Horton
- Paiton Pritch
- Damiane Pritch
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Church of Nazarene.
Visitation: Visitation from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, 8201 Old St. Louis, Road, Belleville, IL, 62223.
Funeral: Funeral service to be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday June 29, 2019 at Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Russ Brewer officiating.
I am so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. He was a really nice and friendly guy. We worked together at U City, he was fire, I was police. We shared some beverages and war stories with Cherly Thompson as our mutual friend. Rest in peace…..
Dale’s legacy will include his great decision to be a Christian, the answer to his Mother’s and Dad’s prayers over time. Whoever said that we are not truly ready to live until we are ready to die included Dale’s life story. Without question, his life span was too short here, but now he will truly live as Christian resurrection promises. His chosen occupation was admirable because he helped those in need of his skill. Thanks to Dale from Uncle Jim and Aunt Marcia.
From high school to the character you have and never be forgotten in this .my heart goes out to those who will never be with you again.
Dale was the kindest brother-in-law, best Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, and most of all HUSBAND TO MY SISTER JUDI and SON ❤️ TO HIS MOM and DAD. He also was blessed with his sister Pat and her husband.
Dale was a dedicated Capt. at University City Fire Department and where he met his wife of twenty eight years Judi, a Paramedic Firefighter.
Dale was soft spoken, loved Judi and children, loved his family and was very dedicated. Dale had a very kind heart ? and a good soul.
Dale will be forever remembered and missed. Prayers are requested for Judi and family and Dale’s parents for peace. May they feel GOD’S arms wrapped around ??? them ALWAYS during this grief!
Sorry to hear, what a great guy. Loved his deep laugh, been a long time since we’ve been together. Sleep well Dale, you were a good man.
My thoughts and prayers are with Dales parents and his sister and her husband. I always enjoyed meeting you and my heart goes goes out to each of you.