Edwin M. Wheeler of Sarasota, formerly of Longboat Key and Washington D.C. died on Feb. 18. He was 85.
Mr. Wheeler was a veteran of the U.S. Army with military experience from 1944 to 1947; as 2nd. Lt. from 1945 to 1947, first Lt. from 1947 to 1952 and Captain with Honorable Discharge in 1952. He graduated from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1955.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosalie; a sister, Suzanne Watt; two sons Edwin and Christopher; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. Interment will be in Marion, KS at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church or to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, KS. Arrangements by Toale Brothers Funeral Home.