Lowell S. “Hank” Wheeler
Lowell S. "Hank" Wheeler of Red Hill, Pa.,
formerly of West Creek Road, Emporium, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 in Life Quest Nursing Home, Quakertown, Pa. following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 11, 1923 in Austin, PA, the son of the late Henry L. and Della M. Gratton Wheeler. On August 5, 1946 he married Rita Dill who passed away on August 30, 2007.
A resident of Cameron County almost his entire life, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Arcana Lodge #580 and belonged to Operating Engineers Local 66.
He was a WWII US Army veteran having served from February 1943 to December 1945. He enlisted in the 17th Airborne Division, Company "F", 193rd Regiment and was discharged from Company "G", 194th Glider Infantry Regiment. Hank was a very proud WWII veteran and his family thanks him for his service to our country.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Roger (Ginny) Johnson of East Greenville; six grandchildren: Mrs. Shawn (Missy) Llewellyn, Mrs. Jason (Julie) Barrett, Mrs. Wes (Nikki) Lorhman, and Kyle (Kris) Wheeler, all of Bradford, Brian (Theresa) Johnson of Wescosville, and Mrs. Christian (Robbi) Giuliano of Downingtown; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Robert Wheeler, a daughter-in-law, Mary Wheeler, and two sisters, Thora Dill and Cleo Austin.
Visitations with video tribute will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium. Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Vets Club, 427 East Third Street, Emporium, PA 15834.