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James Wheeler

James "Jim" Wheeler

September 26, 1946 - September 14, 2020
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WHEELER – James “Jim” D. Wheeler, age 73, of Sparta, formerly of Grand Rapids, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Elaine Wheeler; and brothers, Bob and Frank Wheeler. He is survived by his loving bride of 51 years, Karen Wheeler; children Brian (Amanda) Wheeler, Jeff (Jennifer) Wheeler, Jessica (Chris) Trochanowski, and Timothy (Andrea)Wheeler; grandchildren Jacob, Cassandra, Danielle, Marissa, Miranda, Kostek, Zeke, and Zoe; and siblings Rosanne (David) Burden, Matt Wheeler, and Alan (Tricia) Wheeler. Jim graduated from Catholic Central High School with the class of 1964. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a radio operator for a Hawk missile battalion during the Vietnam War. After returning home, Jim worked as a Television Systems Engineer for 40 years, the last 23 of those years for NASA in Houston, Texas before retiring. The family will receive friends and family at the Beuschel Funeral Home on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A service will follow at 4:00 p.m. under the auspice of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. In memory of Jim, please consider contributions to the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard or Toys for Tots.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    September 17, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    September 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Beuschel Funeral Home
    Address
    5018 Alpine Avenue
    COMSTOCK PARK, MI 49321
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  • Service

    September 17, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    September 17, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Beuschel Funeral Home
    Address
    5018 Alpine Avenue
    COMSTOCK PARK, MI 49321
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 12:41am
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Lisa Lantrip

Posted at 08:49pm
Gary and I are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking and praying for all of you.
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Zarella

Posted at 08:57pm
Our deepest sympathies to you and yours Karen. It was a honor to know and work with Jim for 25yrs.
Gung Ho Jim Wheeler, you will be missed.
God Bless
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"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
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Posted at 05:42pm
Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Karen and your family. With deepest sympathy. Jeffrey and Judy Van Pelt and Family
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Charlie Gaevert and Laura Schrum

Posted at 04:24pm
It was an honor to know and work with Jim. He was a great man and a great American.
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