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Charles Alfred "Chuck" Wheeler

Charles Alfred "Chuck" Wheeler

Charles Alfred "Chuck" Wheeler age 71, of Quincy died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Blessing Hospital.
Chuck was born in Quincy on April 28, 1949 a son of Charlie and Rosella (Lawrence) Wheeler. He married Danya Badamo in St. Boniface Catholic Church on June 7, 1969 and she survives.

Chuck had retired after working at Gardner Denver for 41 years. He was a 1967 graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduation and was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumpter, North Carolina.

Chuck was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Chuck was a sportsman who played golf, slow pitch softball and volleyball and was a faithful Chicago Bears fan. He was the first men's volleyball coach at Quincy College and was named "Coach of the Year" in 1987. A talented woodworker and fixer of things, Chuck was known as the Handyman of Oak Street. These skills made him a regular at his favorite stores, Ace Hardware and Lowes.

Among his much-loved things were his 40-year plus group of friends that called themselves, GAFO, cherry coke, playing cribbage and doing crossword puzzles.

In addition to his wife Danya, survivors include his children, Kristin (Todd) Eyler; Erin (Bryan) Dusch; Jennifer (Joseph) Brown all of Quincy; Charles (Amber) Wheeler of Little Rock, AR.
Grandchildren, Lucas, Elise and Emma; Darian, Jacob, Allison and Abbie; Lydia, Abby, Dylan and Odin; and Charles John.
Brothers and sisters, Roseann Gosnell; Ray (Linda) Wheeler all of Quincy; and Randy (Melody) Wheeler of Barry, IL; numerous nieces, nephews and two beloved dogs, Duke and Ritz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Bill Wheeler and twins, Duane and David Wheeler who died in infancy; a sister, Carolyn Karman; and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #37 and Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Louis Children's Hospital Heart Center or to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

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From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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We have lost a good friend, lousy euchre player and golfer, but Jesus has him home! Peace to all his family.
From:
Bill Sederwall
quincy, IL
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So sad to hear of Chuck's passing. I worked at Gardner Denver many years, and played a lot of golf with him. I always enjoyed his sense of humor. My sincere sympathies to his family..
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Sister Sandy Schwartz, FSM
St. Louis, MO
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So sorry for your loss. The obit photo is wonderful -- that smiles says it all. May Chuck rest in peace and you all be comforted.
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Pati Burke
Ballwin, MO
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I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace at this sad time. Hugs, Pati
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Barb Wehmer
Quincy, IL
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Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
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Denny & Nancy Kendrick
Quincy, IL
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Chuck, Danya and family have been wonderful neighbors for years. We will truly miss our "over the fence" conversations with Chuck and his cheerful disposition. Truly a wonderful man. God bless his family.
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Dennis Toliver
HILLSBORO, MO
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I am truly saddened to learn of Chuck's passing. I met him at Gardner Denver along with Randy and Ray. We had many great days on the golf course. Not because of golf but because of Chuck's sense of humor. I can't remember a time when didn't have a positive impact on me. More often than not he would have me laughing so hard I couldn't speak. My deepest sympathies to his family in this difficult time. I am a better person having known him.
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bill durst
QUINCY, IL
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A great guy , super dad a very caring family man. Always enjoyed his company even if he was just a so-so softball player 😁 he will be missed by many !
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paul Geers
quincy, IL
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Dear Wheeler family
We are so sorry to hear of our dear friend Chuck.
A good man and friend not just me but my family and as a faithful member of St. Rose parish. To his wife, I thank you for sharing him with us, we loved him dearly.
Please know many masses will be said for the repose of his soul.
God bless you and your children and family.
Paul K. Geers.
President of the Latin mass society of Quincy/Historic St. Rose of lima.
From:
Debbie Walker
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry Kris. He was such a good person. I remember him & Uncle Tom would hang out together. You & you're family are in my thoughts & prayers.
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Venora Deemer
Quincy, IL
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So very sorry to see this. Prayers for your family.
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Gregory and Cheryl Schwartz
Minneapolis, MN
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Praying for all of you, and Celebrating a life well lived!
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James Hastings
Clayton, NC
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I'll never forget the day I met Chuck (and Chuckie and Jenny). I was new to the neighborhood and fell down and hurt myself riding my bike. Chuck put me on the hood of his car and drove me home. After that, I was a regular at their house. We grew apart as people often do, but I've always had a spot in my heart for the Wheelers, and that heart is hurting for sure. Much love from an old friend.
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Mike Badamo
Manhattan, KS
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So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I could always count on Uncle Chuck for a good laugh, tools to borrow, and great stories. We'll miss him. Sending love from MHK.
From:
Mike Gengenbacher
Phoenix, AZ
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Sorry for your loss. Paulette and I will be thinking of you.
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Mike Gengenbacher
Phoenix, AZ
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Sorry for your loss. Paulette and I will be thinking of you.
From:
Mike & Rita Vilsick
Quincy, IL
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We will miss him very much. He was our classmate and friend and we will especially miss his great sense of humor. Our sincere sympathy to his family.
From:
Victoria
Quincy, IL
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Danya if you need anything just call I am having knee surgery in St. Louis on the 6th so I can’t be with you but just call if you need anything
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Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Danya and entire family our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this tough time. RIP Jeff & Joanne
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Hal Koenig
Quincy, IL
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Sooo Many great times! Chuck was always fun to be around. One of a kind. Thanks for sharing him with me. God Bless
From:
Jane Brink Luke
Broadview Heights, OH
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Lived on College Ave. I remember all the Wheelers. So sorry for your loss
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Michael and Victoria Haxel
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts and prayers Danya and family — May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you .... love to you
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Billy & Laverne Meyer
Quincy, IL
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We will miss Chuck's smile, wit and humor. May God Bless his family and friends.
From:
Ron Clark
Chatham, IL
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Ray and family, So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a fun-loving type and always had a smile.
From:
Frank Baumgartner
Plainville, IL
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Sorry to hear about your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Linda and Larry Snyder
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of the Wheeler family.
From:
Don and Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
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Our prayers are with you and your family.
From:
gary whitaker
wayland, MO
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sorry for your loss.
From:
Donna Richmiller
Quincy, IL
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Fine way to early
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Tom & Marcia
QUINCY, IL
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We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Our condolences to Danya and the Wheeler family. We know he will be missed.
From:
Darlene Herman
Quincy, IL
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So very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace especially during this difficult time.
From:
Mary
Shawnee, KS
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Danya, To my sweet, life-long friend, my heart is with you now. I’ll see you at St Rose and will carry you in my thoughts and want to make plans to spend quality time together soon. A loss like this is devastating and it takes time. Be good to yourself. You’re fortunate to have a great family that you and Chuck nourished together. Lots to be grateful for even at the saddest times in life. Love you!!!
From:
Diane (Druffel) Smith
Murfreesboro, TN
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I was so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of the Wheelers and Druffels at all those picnics and birthdays.