Michael Vaughn Wheeler passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the age of 78. After months of declining health, Mike passed peacefully at his daughter's home surrounded by love.
Mike was born on May 6, 1943. He grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan with his parents, Arleigh and Lois Wheeler, and brother, Ron.
Mike's first career was with Whirlpool Corporation where he worked in sales for several years. After retiring from Whirlpool, Mike pursued jobs that reflected his love and interest in interacting with others. His final job combined two of his greatest loves of people and golf, working at a golf course in Noblesville, Indiana.
It was obvious to anyone that knew Mike that his greatest love and source of pride was his grandchildren. His home was wall-to-wall pictures of his family. He would spend countless hours bragging about his grandchildren.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Arleigh and Lois Wheeler, and brother, Ron. He is survived by his children, Kristin Webber, Tracy Cochran (Chris) and Mike Wheeler; grandchildren, Mackenze Zabady (Mohamed), Alex Webber (Grace), Cody Cochran, Chase Cochran (Madisan), Conner Cochran, Cooper Cochran, Ryan Wheeler and Reese Wheeler; and great-grandchildren, Bode Webber, Sam Zabady and Adam Zabady.
In lieu of a formal service, Mike requested that his ashes be spread at North Pier in St. Joseph, Michigan surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.