Clifford Edward Wheeler passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, of complications from Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency - an incurable genetic condition. He was 73 years old.
Cliff was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 3, 1946. He graduated from Waite High School in Toledo in 1964, spent a short time in the army, and then married his first wife Linda and started his family. Cliff enjoyed traveling and camping all around the US…every summer he and his family would drive the family pickup and camping trailer across the country to explore the National Parks. He and his family visited 48 states, and even lived in 4 of them…Ohio, Colorado, California and Tennessee. He had a lifelong obsession with cars and was a member of the Upper Sandusky Corvette Club. He was a carpenter and had a passion for building houses…at one time he owned his own company, Sunnywood Shelters, building timber-frame passive solar homes. Cliff loved playing Euchre, telling tall tales, and could sell anything to anybody, if given enough time to make his case. After his wife, Linda, passed away, he met his second wife Judy at a dance. Cliff loved to dance, and he loved music. But most of all, he loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with his children and his grandchildren…and would more often than not spoil them rotten. His grandchildren knew that if they asked him for something, there was a good chance he would give in. He had a generous soul.
Cliff is preceded in death by his parents Clifford Earl Wheeler and Ruby Louise Polk, two sisters; Pat Wheeler, and Sylvia (Wheeler) Smith, and his first wife, Linda Mae (Groll) Wheeler. He is survived by his second wife, Judith (Bils) Wheeler and his 4 children and their spouses: Kelly (Timothy) Loy, Todd (Rebecca) Wheeler, Troy (Jodi) Wheeler, and Jami (Nathan) Riegel, and 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
Funeral services for Clifford Wheeler will be at 1:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with Deacon Kevin Winterstellar officiating.
Visitations for Clifford will be held two hours prior to the service, from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Alpha-1 Foundation, or St. Peter’s Catholic School and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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St. Jude's Children's Hospital
The Alpha-1 Foundation
St. Peter's Catholic School