David Richard Wheeler
Dave Wheeler
David Richard Wheeler

September 23, 1938 - September 12, 2018
Born in Woodward, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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David Richard Wheeler, 79, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, September 17, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Private inurnment will be at Woodward Cemetery.

David was born September 23, 1938, in Woodward, Iowa, to Ralph and Mabel Grace (Fitzsimmons) Wheeler. He married Vicky Clymer Sturgeon on July 18, 1992, in Woodward.

David owned and operated Country Meat Market in Granger for over 50 years. He also drove a school bus for Woodward-Granger Schools.

David is survived by his wife, Vicky Wheeler, three sons, Mark (Julie) Wheeler of Dallas, Texas, Dean (Annette) Wheeler of Lenexa, Kansas and Tom Wheeler of San Antonio, Texas; step-children, Missy (Rod) Bice of Woodward and Matt (Jodi) Sturgeon of Granger; brother, James Wheeler of Cedar Rapids, 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Scott David Wheeler and sister, Juanita Ann Wheeler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodward-Granger Softball Program or Woodward Fire and Rescue. Online condolences will be welcomed at





Memorial Visitation
Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Monday, September 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Private Inurnment
Woodward Cemetery
1267 S. Ave.
Woodward, Iowa 50276
Monday, September 17, 2018


Woodward-Granger Softball Program
1904 State Street
Granger, Iowa United States 50109
Woodward Fire Department
108 1st E
Woodward, IA US 50276
In Lieu of flowers