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Roy Richard Wheeler - February 27, 2014


Roy Richard Wheeler was born Oct. 14, 1934, in Grant, Neb., to John A. and Alta K. (Cary) Wheeler. As a young man he attended school in Grant, graduating from Grant High School in 1952. Roy served in the U.S. Army from 1954 through 1956.
On June 1, 1956, Roy, married Marlene “Joy” Anderson in Ogallala, Neb., and the couple settled in Sutherland, Neb. They later moved to Washington State, where Roy was employed as an electrical lineman and electrician for the U.S. Government. Roy worked on many government projects throughout Washington and the Northwestern U.S. He also served as a member of the Kitsap and Grant County mounted Sheriff’s Posse while living in Washington.
Roy and Joy retired in Imperial, Neb., and were very active in the local Eagles Club. Roy was also an active member of the United Methodist Church of Imperial, including teaching a young boys youth group presently. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Roy passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Colorado Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. He was 79 years of age.
Survivors include daughters, Tanya Wheeler and husband, Dave, of Soap Lake, Wash. and Wendy Evans and companion, Antonette, of Imperial; granddaughters, Danielle Evans and Taylor Sims; grandsons, Joey Evans and Jim Sims; sisters, Velta Larsen of Glendale, Ariz., Bertha Hagen and husband, Dale, of Imperial, Coleta Corey and husband, Nick, of Silverdale, Wash., Vada Keesler and husband, Harold, of Dowagiac, Mich., and Wilma Sorge and husband, Bill, of Holdrege, Neb.; brother, Larry Wheeler and wife, Norma, of Oxford, Mich.; sister-in-law, Charlene Anderson of Ramona, Calif.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Joy, in 2013.
Memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church of Imperial, with Pastor Valera Heydenberk officiating.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in Washington State.
No Visitation, Roy chose cremation.
A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church of Imperial.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial in charge of arrangements.