Robert W. Wheeler


Celebration of Life will be 3-7 p.m. Jan. 8, 2024, at the Rice Lions Building in Rice for Robert “Bob” Wheeler, age 71, who passed away Dec. 6, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

 Bob was born Sept. 6, 1952, in St. Cloud to Howard and Lois (Nehring) Wheeler, the second child with siblings Terry, Thomas, and Debbie. He worked at DeZURIK for 20 plus years, followed by driving for Care Cab and retiring after 11 years. Bob enjoyed cooking, entertaining, tinkering, yardwork, mowing, bird watching, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, and always had a bag of candy in his truck to give them.

 Bob is survived by his son and daughter, Erik (Jessie) Wheeler of Rice and Courtney (Tyler) Freihammer of Rice; and grandchildren, Jett, Chase, Willow, Josie and Collin. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Debbie and Terry Wheeler; and companion, Ilona Gunther.

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