Born 9-17-1924 -- Died 1-5-2005
Evert C. Wheeler, 80, of Williford, Ark., formerly of South Haven, Mich., died Jan. 5, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in South Haven, Mich., the son of Joseph and Armena Burrows Wheeler.
He was a veteran, serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, and was a retired meat cutter.
He is survived by his wife, Christeen Rae Wheeler of the home; a daughter, Jean Ann Riqozzi of South Haven, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Shellien Schwerdt of Williford; a daughter-in-law, Karen Morey of South Haven, Mich.; three sisters -- Deloris Dickenson of Newport News, Va., Laverta Rydecki and Diane Martin, both of South Haven, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Timothy Wheeler; and two brothers -- Joseph Wheeler and Eugene Wheeler.
No funeral service is planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.