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Frederick Erwin Wheeler, 66, of Danville, passed away at PUSMC Emergency room, January 15, 2018, with Joy by his side.
He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on June 26, 1951, the son of Frederick and Louise Gavin Wheeler. He was known as Sonny to friends and family.
He came to Danville in 1971, worked at Hyster for several years before becoming a diesel mechanic for area trucking companies, retiring from Mervis Industries.
He leaves behind his life partner of 30 years, Joy Hancock; brother, Mike Wheeler; sister, Kathleen Knight in Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Brian (Ellen) Knight of Ladoga, Ind.; and sister-in-law, Melody Knight of San Francisco.
Services will be Friday, January 19, at Georgetown Friends Meeting in Georgetown, Illinois at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CARA shelter, in Tilton. Ill. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com
Published on January 16, 2018
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