Gary Wheeler Obituary

Gary  Wheeler
Gary Wheeler
Gary Wheeler

October 8, 1965 - August 2, 2007
Born in Marshalltown, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Gary Wheeler, 41, died of melanoma Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, August 6th at St. Augustin Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Gary was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on October 8, 1965 and grew up in Anamosa. He attended Drake University, moved to Chicago and returned to Des Moines in 1992. Gary was an Actuary with Principal Financial Group and was a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.

Gary loved being as involved as he could with his children’s many activities and enjoyed coaching their basketball teams. He was a member of St. Augustin Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Renee and his children Hannah and Zachary; his mother and step father, Barbara and Richard Stanaway of Anamosa; his brothers: John (Lauren) Wheeler of West Des Moines, Ron (Paulette) Wheeler of Johnston, James Stanaway of Denver, CO, Aaron (Amanda) Stanaway of Minneapolis, MN; his mother and father in law, Pam and Ken Hujanen of Middleton, WI; and brother in law, Christopher (Stephanie) Hujanen of Middleton, WI.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wheeler.

Visitation will begin after 3:00 PM, Sunday at St. Augustin Catholic Church where the family will receive friends from 4-6:00 PM. A vigil service will begin at 6:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Gary’s children’s educational fund or The Cancer Research Institute-Melanoma Research.





St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, August 5, 2007
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, August 6, 2007
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, August 6, 2007


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