Harold Winslow Wheeler, 93, of Snellville died Tuesday, September 16, 2014,
at his home. Harold was born November 13, 1920, in Omaha, NE to the late
Homer and Leah Wheeler. On June 27, 1947, at Epworth Methodist Church in
Council Bluffs, IA, he married Lucille E. Mayberry, who survives.
Col. (Ret.) Wheeler
was a graduate of the University of Omaha where he received his BS in
Business Administration in 1958. He also received an MA degree in Business
Administration from Roosevelt University in 1961.
He worked for the
Union Pacific Railroad prior to and after World War II. In 1950, he was
recalled to active duty for the Korean War. His military career spanned a
period of thirty years service, retiring as a Colonel in the the Army. He
served twenty-seven months in Sicily and Italy during WWII, followed by
tours which took him to Japan, Ethiopia, and Korea, as well as several
installations around the United States. His awards included the Meritorious
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and
numerous other service medals. After his Army career he worked an additional
thirteen years as an analyst with the Internal Revenue Service.
Harold loved all
sports. He could be considered a baseball afficionado and, in particular,
enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. He took pleasure in following his
childrens' and grandchildrens' activities and always looked forward to his
visits with them in Indiana, Virginia, and North Carolina.
He is also survived
by his daughter Janet (Robert, deceased) Paulson of Chesterton, IN and his
son Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Douglas (Lee) Wheeler of Arlington, VA,
grandsons Matthew Paulson and Zachary Paulson of Chesterton, IN, Brian
(Amanda) Wheeler of Huntersville, NC, and Christopher (Melissa) Wheeler of
will be offered at Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 3705
Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA at 2 p.m on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m..
Donations may be
sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.