Memorial services are 2:00 p.m. today (Wednesday), in Cantlon
Otterness Funeral Chapel in Urbana, Missouri. Cremation rites have been
accorded. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Arden George Wheeler was born
October 9, 1926, in Bay City, Wisconsin,
the son of Marlin and Elsie (Beatty) Wheeler. He died February 21, 2009,
at his home near Urbana, Missouri, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 12
He spent his early years in Wisconsin, attending school in both
Hicks Valley and Pepin. Following his schooling he answered the call
of his country, serving in the U.S. Navy during the latter part of
World War II.
Upon returning home he began a lifelong career working for Allis
Chalmers Machinery Company as a diesel and sales engineer. During
his career with Allis Chalmers he lived in Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona
Upon his retirement he moved to Urbana, where he resided at his
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and actively pursued these
interests in the various areas where he lived. He was a member of
the Eagles Lodge and the Urbana First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Esther; two
brothers: Winston and Lyle Wheeler; one sister, Mardella Ihde; and
several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews; and other family and
friends who will all miss him.