Obituary: Thomas Wheeler


A memorial gathering for Thomas R. Wheeler, 78, of Davenport, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Please dress casually and feel free to wear your Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs or Chicago Bears attire.

Mr. Wheeler died Thursday, May 2, 2024, at his home.

Thomas Wheeler was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Davenport, the son of David and Juanita (Smith) Wheeler.

He married Charlotte Thompson on Aug. 20, 1971, in Davenport.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; a daughter, Shelley (Mark) Sterbenz, Davenport, a son, Jason (Krista) Wheeler, New Smyrna, Fla.; six grandchildren; and his sisters, Sandra (Steve) Dau, Davenport, Linda Stevens, Davenport, and Kathy (Fran) Eder, East Moline.

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