Born: September 4, 1921 - Deceased: September 4, 2021
John “Jack” Winfred Wheeler, 100, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, September 4, 1921, in Coulterville, IL, passing away celebrating his 100th birthday on earth and in Heaven, on Saturday, September 4, 2021; at his residence in Belleville, IL, surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was the owner and operator of Wheeler Refrigeration and retired from Union Electric in 1979. He was a member of Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene and was the church treasurer for 70 years. He served in the U. S. Air Force in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Son: John “Dale” Wheeler
- Parents: Ernie Winfred and Lucille, nee Sisk,Wheeler
- Brother: David Gene Wheeler
He is survived by is his:
- Wife of 79 years: Hazel Lorene, nee Rees, Wheeler of Belleville, IL
- Daughter: Patricia L. (Larry G.) Simpson of Belleville, IL
- Sister: Mary Ruth Bierman of Sparta, IL.
Memorials: Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, 8201 Old St. Louis Road, Belleville, IL 62223.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, and from 9:30 -10:30 am on Monday September 20, 2021.
Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday September 20, 2021 at Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Russell Brewer officiating. Interment will follow at Tilden City Cemetery, Tilden, IL.