QUASQUETON – Michael J. Wheeler, 80, of Quasqueton, IA died on Tuesday November 9, 2021, in
Michael was born on April 24, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, IA the son of John L. and Lorene A. (Holets)
Wheeler. He was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, IA. On January 26, 1963,
he married Judith Schuster in Cedar Rapids, IA. Together they made their home in Cedar Rapids, IA
and had two children together, Christina, and Susan. They later divorced. In 1966 he moved to Rock
Islands, IL and had two children with Patricia Owens: John, and James. He later moved back to Cedar
Rapids, IA, and married Janet Wedo. Mike spent thirty years working at the Crawford Quarry in Cedar
Rapids, IA, as the Supervising Maintenance Technician.
Michael and Janet spent years camping in Quasqueton, IA. Over those years they fell in love with the
community, and in 1995 they purchased a home there. Together they enjoyed sitting on their porch
listening to country music, playing cards with their friends, and quiet nights just watching the river.
He is survived by his three children; Christina (John) Mattarochia, Phoenix, AZ, Susan (Matthew)
Burke, Grand Mound, IA, and John (Pam) Wheeler, Marion, IA, three step children; Corrina Todd,
Calamus, IA, Christina (Roxie) Myers-Peterson, Winthrop, IA, and Kenneth (Ronda) Sheridan, Cedar
Rapids, IA, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters, Francis Deaton, Cedar Rapids,
IA, and Diane Dunn, Cedar Rapids, IA, a brother Gary (Gerry) Wheeler, Cedar Rapids, IA, and several
nieces and nephews.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents, John and Lorene Wheeler, his wife, Janet Wheeler, a son,
James Wheeler, a stepson Keith Sheridan, and a brother-in-law, Ray Deaton.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday November 17, 2021, at the Quasqueton
Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wee Willey’s in Quasqueton following the burial.
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