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Earl Wheeler

October 14, 1935 — January 5, 2024

Manti, Utah

Earl Wheeler
Manti, Utah

    Earl J Wheeler, born October 14, 1935 in Milburn, returned to his loving Heavenly Father on January 5, 2024 at his home with his wife and children by his side. Earl was the son of Issac Wilford and Merinda Jensen Wheeler.  
    He married Lola Jean Madsen on November 5, 1954 in the Manti Utah Temple. They lived in Logan where he received his bachelors degree from Utah State University. They were blessed with three children: Karen (David) Edwards, Mayfield; Robert (LeighAnn) Wheeler,  Richfield; and JoAnn (Mike) Otten, Manti. They have 14 grandchildren and 36 great- grandchildren. He was a brother to Lavon (Jerry) Nelson, Mont (Barbara) Wheeler, Georgia  (Bryce) Jackson, Donna (Paul) Black and Clifford Wheeler; son-in-law to Albert and Ellis Tucker Madsen; a brother-in-law to Carolyn (Don) Robertson, Gail (Laurel) Madsen, Barbara (Larken) Hamilton, Bryant (Pricilla) Madsen, Oneita (Gary) Faatz, Blake (Terry) Madsen. 
    Earl was a man of strong integrity and values. Whether in family, church, school or community, he lived by example what he was trying to teach others. 
    Earl was completely devoted to his wife and family. He and Jean were inseparable. He loved being with his family in any setting. He was an avid outdoorsman with a love for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and four wheeling. Many days were spend with family in these activities. 
    Earl moved to Manti in 1959 where he was employed as a teacher or administrator at Manti High School for 38 years. He had a great positive influence on many students and associates over those years. He was the first wrestling coach at Manti High. He and Jean were avid supporter of all sports and other activities of Manti High School from the first day of teaching until his physical health would not let him attend. 
    He was a faithful active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many ward and stake leadership positions. He was a Manti temple worker for many years. He and Jean served a mission to Seattle Washington working with the Church Education System. He served on the Manti City Council, was a member of the Lions Club and coached many youth sports programs. 
    He was very health conscious and a dedicated runner/walker up until two weeks prior to his passing as can be attested by many Manti residence. 
    He was preceded in death by parents; parents-in-law; sisters: Lavon Nelson and Donna Black. 
    Funeral services will be held Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:00 am in the Manti Stake Center where friends may call for viewings on Sunday, January 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm or Monday prior to the service from 9:30 - 10:30 am. Interment will be in the Manti Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

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