Obituary for Eugene "Gene" Leroy Wheeler
Gene Leroy Wheeler, 54, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2016. He was born on September 11, 1962 in North Platte,NE. to Lowell and Roxana Wheeler.
Gene moved to Lake Havasu City in May and was previously a long time resident of Glendale, AZ. He attended Pomona High School in Arvada, CO. Following High School he attended University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, CO., where he played running back and had a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs.
He enlisted in the US Army in 1986 and then moved to Glendale, AZ., where he worked for PING Golf for over 20 years. Gene held the title of Mr. Nebraska for two years. He enjoyed watching football and loved watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was a Denver Bronco and Arizona Cardinal fan. He had a very kind heart and quick wit and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gene is survived by his children, Mason and Grace WHeeler; ex-wife, Anne Wheeler; father, Lowell Wheller; brothers, Kim (Linda) Wheeler of Lake Havasu, Shawn Wheeler of North Platte, NE and Daryn Wheeler of Wheatridge, CO; nephew, Nathan Wheeler; niece Brianna Jones and great niece, Callie Jones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roxye Santorno, niece, Callie Wheeler,nephew, Zach Wheeler and his grandparents.
A celebration of Gene's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Havasu.
Arrangements are under the care of Lake Havasu Mortuary & Crematory.
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