Edwin M. Wheeler Sr., 85, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Longboat Key, Fla., and Washington, D.C., passed away on Feb. 18, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key. Interment will be in Marion, Kan., at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rosalie; two sons, Edwin M. Wheeler Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Marion, Kan., and Christopher Wheeler and his wife Helene of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, Suzanne Watt of Naperville, Ill.; grandchildren, John, Jason, and Natalie; step-grandchildren, Zachary and Skylar.
Mr. Wheeler was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Military experience 1944 to 1947, 2nd Lt. 1945 to 1947, 1st Lt. 1947 to 1952, Captain-Honorable Discharge 1952. He graduated from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1955. Memorial contributions may be made to All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church or to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, Kan. Arrangements by Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasoata, Fla.