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-Robert Wheeler-

Robert “Bob” Wheeler, 72, of Muscatine, Iowa died Thursday, February 1, 2007 at Genesis Hospital West Campus in Davenport, IA. Funeral services for Bob was held on Monday, February 5, 2007 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Pastor Sharon Phillips officiated the services. Burial was held at Letts Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Bob’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the Wheeler family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

Robert Warren Wheeler was born August 31, 1934, in Louisa County, IA, the son of Chester R. and Francis Louise (Gladwell) Wheeler. Later Francis passed away and Chester married Marie Harris in April of 1939. On May 12, 1951, Bob was united in marriage to Mary L. Spitznogle in Muscatine and later divorced. On August 5, 1977, Bob was united in marriage to Ruby A. Evans-Clester in Muscatine. Bob worked as a laborer and belonged to the Labors Local 888 in Muscatine. Bob enjoyed reading, woodworking and walking along the riverfront.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Ruby of Muscatine, five sons, Robert Steven Wheeler and his wife, Cindy, Richard Laverne Wheeler, Michael Warren Wheeler all of Phoenix, AZ, Andrew Scott Wheeler and his wife, Laura of Muscatine and Scott Clester and his wife, Philippa of Letts; three daughters, Patricia L. Oldaker and her husband, Keith, Susan L. Matzdorff and her husband, Michael, both of Phoenix, AZ, and Mashell Ridinger and her husband, Charles, of Muscatine; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl Cozad and her husband, Dennis of LaPorte, IN,; four brothers, Lewis Wheeler, and his wife, Marle, of Phoenix, AZ, Lornel “Sonny” Wheeler and his wife, Ann, David Wheeler, and William Wheeler and his wife, Marlene, all of Muscatine; eleven sisters, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Reichert of Muscatine, Mrs. Betty Lou Coppens of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Dale (Ruth) Curtis of Muscatine, Mrs. Dick (Mary Ann) Jones of Glendale, AZ, Mrs. Bill (Lillie) Leach of Muscatine, Mrs. Sonny (Laura) Hahn of Muscatine, Mrs. Albert (Alice) Hooker of Muscatine, Mrs. Robert (Francis) McAtee of Muscatine, Fannie McConnaha of Muscatine, Mrs. Ben (Linda) West of Muscatine and Mrs. John (Barbara) Mathis of Muscatine.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Raymond, one brother, and one sister.

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