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Wayne L. Wheelock

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT
Wayne L. Wheelock

PROPHETSTOWN – Wayne L. Wheelock, 88, of Prophetstown died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, Iowa.

Wayne was born March 14, 1924 in Tampico, the son of Cecil and Agnes (Hanson) Wheelock. He married Betty Jane Plumley on April 2, 1941.

Wayne graduated from Tampico High School and was a member of First Congregational Church in Prophetstown and the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a 50-year Mason and a charter member of Prophet Hills Country Club.

Wayne owned and operated Wheelock Trucking, a custom farm service for 68 years, and enjoyed working with farmers and helping them with their needs. He liked playing golf and bridge, along with other card games. Wayne had many good times while vacationing at his lake house in Minocqua, Wis., and later at Hot Springs, Ark.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; one son, Roger (Gayle) Wheelock; three grandsons, Jon, Paul, and Rob; one granddaughter, Mariah; five great-grandchildren, Amanda, Lauren, Jessica, Eric, and Weston; and one daughter-in-law, Janice.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kerry; one daughter, Patricia; one grandson, Steve; one granddaughter, Meredith; two sisters and two brothers.

A gathering will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church in Prophetstown, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Andy Ploenske officiating. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown, IL 61277, or to Mercy Hospice Care, 638 S. Bluff Blvd., Clinton, IA 52732.

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