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Warren Ray Wheelock services Friday, February 27

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Warren Wheelock, of Chesterton, Indiana, (formerly of Ypsilanti, Michigan) passed away on February 20, 2015, in Chesterton after a lengthy illness.

Warren was born in Ypsilanti on November 19, 1932, the son of George and Delight Wheelock, and graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1951.

He met the love of his life, Sophia Loy, in 1952 and they married on Dec. 9, 1952.

Warren served in the military and was stationed in Korea from 1952-3. Warren and Sophia had four children: Angela, Pam, Valerie, and David. They made their home in Ypsilanti until 1967, when they moved to Saline, Michigan.

Warren began work for the A & P Company after high school and remained with the company for close to 40 years, working in a variety of positions including Produce Manager and Assistant Manager.

After the Wheelock's children were grown, the couple returned to Ypsilanti where Warren volunteered at the Ypsi Food Co-op and, along with Sophia, worked on the Ypsilanti Friends of the Library Committee that successfully lobbied for a new Ypsilanti District Library. Warren was also a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Ypsilanti and a member of the Ypsilanti Historical Society. Warren and Sophia were also active in a Peace Group and even went to Washington D.C. to protest against the first Gulf War.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, George and Delight Wheelock, his brothers Russell and Neal Wheelock, his beloved wife Sophia, and numerous sister and brother's in-law.

He is survived by children: Angela Wheelock, Pam Wheelock (Greg), Val Duva, and David Wheelock (Carol). He is also survived by grandchildren: Nancy Moehn, Brendan Moore, Mavis Ahnassay, Nyna Dahdona (Angela), Chris, Michael, and Alex Duva (Valerie); Lindsey Nobel, Elizabeth, Julianne, Richard, Jimmy, Hope, and Andrew Wheelock (David), one great-grandson, David Scott Nobel (Lindsey), three brothers-in-law Joe, David, and Sam Loy, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Warren will be remembered by family and friends for his generosity, love of nature, and wonderful sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.

A memorial will be held for Warren in Chesterton on February 27. Visitation will be at 6:30 p.m., and the service will follow at 7:30 p.m., at the White Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton.

A memorial service for both Warren and Sophia will be held on March 21, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti, 300 North Washington Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to The Ypsilanti District Library or The Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Posted 2/25/2015





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