Tommie “Ron” Wheeler, 76, of rural Wauseon, Ohio, died Nov. 23, 2016, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.
Ron was born in Hillsdale, Mich., on Aug. 13, 1940, the son of Lloyd and Mildred (Terry) Wheeler. On Feb. 16, 1963, he married Margaret “Maggie” Durjan, and she survives.
Ron enjoyed watching westerns, working in his garden, fishing, telling stories, and tinkering in his shop. Prior to his retirement he had worked in construction and had been a horse trainer.
In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by a daughter, Chris (and Marc) Gase of Sunbury, Ohio; a son, Wade (and Annette) Wheeler of Wauseon; three grandsons, Lucas Wheeler, Shawn Wanner and Aaron Gase; and a brother, Bud (and Gert) Wheeler of Fayette, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Max, Larry and Bob Wheeler.
A graveside funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 28, at the Ottokee Cemetery, with Gene Sugg officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice or Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.
Arrangements were handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.