Kelley Wheeler
Entered Into Rest: Oct 15, 2013
Kelley Wheeler
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Entered Into Life: April 28, 1971
Entered Into Rest: Monday, October 15, 2013
Visitation: Friday, October 18th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, October 19th at 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption

Kelley Wheeler
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Kelley Wheeler, age 42, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 15, 2013, following a long illness. She was born April 28, 1971, in Oregon, Ohio to Myron W. Koontz, Jr. and Diane (Purdy) Frost.  She graduated from Perrysburg High School Class of ’89.  Kelley married the love of her life, Michael Wheeler on June 24, 2000. 

She worked for Green Tree Mortgage Company, and was an active member of St. Richard Catholic Parish in Swanton and its CYO program.  Her hobbies included photography and listening to music.  Most of all, she loved spending time with family; especially her children.  She was known as a kid at heart.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael; daughters, Emily and Katherine; and son, Michael II; father, Myron Koontz; mother, Diane Purdy; stepmother, Pam Koontz; stepfather, James Frost; sister, Kimberly (Michael) Schaefer; brothers, Robert (Leighann) Forbes and Mike (Carla) Forbes; and grandfather, Elbert Purdy.  Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Mary Wheeler; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Dawn) Wheeler, JoAnn (Walter) Meiring, and Steven (Diana) Wheeler; as well as several nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles and cousins.

Kelley was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Myron and Katherine Koontz; maternal grandmother, Ruth Purdy; aunt, Carol Gottshalk-O’Shea; and father-in-law, Arthur “Mike” Wheeler.

Family and friends may visit Friday, October 18th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, October 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Daniel J. Zak officiating and Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz assisting.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Assumption.

Memorial contributions may be made to Michael Wheeler c/o the kids education fund.

Condolence:
Ann Hallett
#1
October 16th, 2013 8:10 am
Words cannot express my sorrow this morning when I heard of Kelly's passing. Her spirit brought so much life to our parish. I am honored to have been a part of her faith life. My prayers and support are with you during this very difficult time. Sincerely and know that you are in our prayers.. Ann
Cathy and Tim Dancer
#2
October 16th, 2013 1:01 pm
Our deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. Our hearts ache for you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Be assured that she is at peace in the loving hands of our God. Sincerely, Tim and Cathy Dancer
Mary T Warner
#3
October 16th, 2013 1:08 pm
When I heard of our dear Kelly was granted eternal rest last night, my heart was in disbelief. She was a terrific mother, wife and dear friend to many. She and my husband Charlie had been so close as he went through RCIA. She was a Blessing to many in our Parish and what a bubbly personality. My prayers are with you all Michael and Emily, Katie and Mike. I am always here if you need me. Love and Prayers, Mary
S. Ford
#4
October 16th, 2013 5:28 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. You can find much comfort in the Holy Scriptures which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
christina nowak
#5
October 16th, 2013 9:24 pm
I will miss my cousin so much.she has touched so many lives with her smile and laugh. mike know she loved you so much and emily mike and katie your mom loved you so much also.I LOVE YOU ALL and my heart and prayers are with all of you .
Steven Kurivial
#6
October 17th, 2013 7:16 am
Mike, my thoughts and prayers our with you and your family. Kelley is now in the hands of our Lord.
John, Lisa, Matthew and Zachary Lenz
#7
October 17th, 2013 10:50 am
Mike, Emily, Katie and Mikey - We hold your family close in our hearts. We continue to pray for your comfort and peace during this difficult time. Know that Kelley will watch over each of you with a smile on her face and love in her heart. Mike have faith in yourself, as you are a wonderful father and will continue to be so for your children. Know that you have our prayers and support in the days, weeks, and months ahead...
Norene Smith (Notestine)
#8
October 17th, 2013 2:03 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Kelly's bright and always thoughtful ways will be missed. May God give her eternal peace.
Ellen Lewandowski
#9
October 17th, 2013 2:17 pm
My heart has broken hearing the news of my cherished friend and CHRP sister, Kelley. I know her loving smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her and my love and prayers are with Mike and family. May God bless and keep you all in his care. Love, Ellen
Bob and Leanne Meiring
#10
October 17th, 2013 4:59 pm
Our deepest sympathy, to all of you!
Brenda & Chuck Krukowski
#11
October 17th, 2013 5:27 pm
Mike and Pam, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers as you have to bear this loss. You should never have to bury your children. Take care.
Darlene Keith
#12
October 17th, 2013 5:38 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a tragedy to lose someone so young. Our prayers are with each and everyone of you. The memories that make you cry today, will in time, be the same memories that make you smile. God Bless
Bruce Purdy
#13
October 17th, 2013 5:46 pm
I will truly miss my cousin and my heart goes out to all of the family. Although I will not be able to make it in or the services, I will be there in spirit. May the peace of the Lord comfort all whom have been touched by Kelley.
J.A. Burkhardt
#14
October 17th, 2013 6:53 pm
I am very sorry to hear of your loss, My heart goes out to you all...Koontz and Wheeler's.
Joy Lopez
#15
October 18th, 2013 7:56 am
May you find comfort in the Lord and each other in your time of sorrow. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Jeff Bancer
#16
October 18th, 2013 8:40 am
Kel, You're Time Here Was Short So I Assume You Finished Gods Plan For You. You Endured A Lot During Your Short Time Here And Were A Very Caring And Loving Person Who Was So Proud Of Her Life And Her Family. I Think Everyone Will Miss That Infectious Smile. God Bless And Protect You,Mike And The Kids.
Mike and Susan Hallett
#17
October 18th, 2013 11:15 am
The world is a better place because she lived. Heaven will be joyous because she has returned home. We will pray for your comfort and peace.
KEITH L REID
#18
October 18th, 2013 12:01 pm
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT ONE OF MY BEST TECHNICIANS THAT I REALLY GET ALONG WITH IS GOING THRU THIS HARD TIME. I REALLY FEEL BAD THAT THE KIDS HAVE TO GO THRU THIS AS WELL, SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALOT OF FRIENDS & FAMILY. HANG IN THERE WHEELER & KOONTZ FAMILY - JUST THINK SHE'S IN A BETTER PLACE WITH THE LORD AND AWAY FROM PAIN AND SORROW. SORRY I COULDNT MAKE IT BUT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
Jody Sohnly
#19
October 18th, 2013 1:39 pm
So very sorry for your loss Mike....you and the kids are in my prayers.
Doug & Stephanie Morrill
#20
October 18th, 2013 4:45 pm
Mike and kids, words cant express our thoughts and feelings about your loss of your wife and mother. mike, if there is anything I can do to help you during this difficult time please call on me. again we are sorry for all that you have lost. doug & stephanie
Tony Lompis & Adam
#21
October 18th, 2013 5:45 pm
Mike and Pam.... Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you both and the entire family.
Michael & Denise Davis
#22
October 18th, 2013 7:51 pm
Mike, I'm sorry to hear of your loss my condolenses to you and your family.
James and Nadine Heck and the crews at Lucas County Dispatch
#23
October 19th, 2013 6:28 am
Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace and comfort in out thoughts and prayers.
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