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Col. Harold Winslow Wheeler dies at age 93

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Colonel (Retired) 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 Boston, MA.

Funeral services 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.



Posted 9/18/2014