Clifford L. Wheeler 65, of Salisbury, IL died at his home at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011. Clifford was born February 2, 1946 in Madison, WI. He married Marie L. Cunningham on March 1, 1969.
Survivors include his wife, Marie L. Wheeler; two sons, Joe (Shelly) Wheeler of Springfield and Dan (Julie) Wheeler of Loami; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Brandon, Michaela Kaitlynn and Abbigail; sister, Patti (partner: Ray Kelliher) Wheeler of Madison, WI, brother Bob (Partner: Debbie Stevens) Wheeler of Kenosha, WI; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his faithful companion, Gracie.
Clifford worked for IEPA and retired as a unit manager after 26 years of service. He was a member of the Central Illinois Ditch Riders Snowmobile Club. He also belonged to a cancer support group. Along with other members of the group, Cliff participated in the Relay for Life many times. He was a diehard Packer fan, an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2011, Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Saturday July 16, 2011 Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Swickard and Pat Meeter, officiating.
The family requests memorials be made to the Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fund or St. Jude Children’s Hospital for Cancer research.