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Retired Col. David Joe Wheeler

Retired Col. David Joe Wheeler, 62, passed away, surrounded by family October 13, 2018.

Joe was born Dec. 10, 1955, in Wichita. He joined the Kansas Army National Guard on Feb. 28, 1974, retiring as colonel on June 30, 2010.

Retired Col. Joe Wheeler

Joe enjoyed golfing, water skiing, hiking, camping, riding his dirt bike with his son, doing various projects with his son/daughter, yoga with his daughter, traveling with his daughter, and spending time with family, especially his children and two granddogs, Louie and Jax.

He was preceded in death by his father, Col. Donald L. Wheeler and grandmother, Helen C. Bivins. Joe is survived by his mother, Sally Jo Furman; sister, Suzanne (Mike) Kirk; daughter, Heidi Jo Wheeler; son, Marcus L. Wheeler; former spouse, Candi R. Macy; and father-in-law, Charles “Chuck” E. Macy. Joe’s

Funeral service will be held at Resthaven Mortuary on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice (www.hynesmemorial.org/donate/), Museum of the Kansas National Guard (www.kansasguardmuseum.com/?page_id=35), American Liver Foundation (www.liverfoundation.org/for-patients/donate-now/), or a memorial of your choice.

On-line condolences can be left for the family at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/wichita-ks/colonel-david-wheeler-8022988/add-memory