age 76 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018,
peacefully at home.
He was born on
January 21, 1942, in Jenkins, KY, to Wheeler and Pauline Stanley.
He is survived by
his wife of almost 55 years, Pat Stanley; son, Wheeler (Tonya) Stanley, Jr.;
daughter, Melanie Tall; grandchildren, Austin, Garrett and Jacob Stanley and
Matthew and Jordan Tall; sister, Betty Flisiak; and many nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
He is preceded in
death by his parents, sisters, Paula Hojnacki and Rose Marie Gusich.
Wheeler was a
member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He worked as a plant manager at Ford
Motor Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran, 101st Airborne Division
1959-1961. He was a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus and a life
member of the 101st Airborne Division Association Maxwell D. Taylor Chapter,
and a life member of the NRA. He loved to hunt, fish and play golf. He was a
loving husband, father and grandfather and was a role model to many.
Mass of Christian
Burial will be on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Avenue, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Father
George Schoop officiating.
Visitation will be
on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
may be made to www.ee-fh.com