GOSHEN — John A. Wheeler, 71, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday at Elkhart Hospice House.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1941 in South Bend, to Robert and Leona (Platz) Wheeler.
He is survived by his two daughters, Donna Damron of Goshen and Cathy Weaver of Three Rivers, Mich.; two sons, John Wheeler Jr. of Goshen and Kevin Wheeler of Middlebury; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Gadson of Middlebury; and two brothers, Mike (Carol) Wheeler and Tim (Gina) Wheeler, both of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Ralph Wheeler; and his stepfather, Marshal Hemmick.
Mr. Wheeler retired from Home Crest in 2005 after 27 years of service.
A graveside service will take place June 18 at 3 p.m. at Scott Cemetery in Shipshewana.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.