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