Marlene Deloris Wheeler, age 87, of Sioux Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Avera Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 10, 1931, in rural Willow Lake. She married Lowell Wheeler on July 13, 1952. They were married for almost 63 years, before Lowell’s passing. Marlene was a wonderful teacher and taught in South Dakota rural schools for six years and for 24 years in Lake Benton, MN.
She loved her family deeply and her dear friends at Central Church, where she enjoyed attending services and Bible classes.
Marlene is survived by her family who all loved and adored her. Her children: David (Janice) Wheeler, Vonda (Austin) Vanderzee; her sisters: Mildred Iverson and Florene (Stan) Foresman; her grandchildren: Sarah Wheeler (Troy Volk), Josh Wheeler, Amber Vanderzee (Randy Matuszewski), Brett (Laura) Vanderzee; two great-grandchildren: Lily Volk, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, grandson Matthew Wheeler and sister, Bernice Fossell.
A celebration of Marlene’s life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Central Church in Sioux Falls, (3102 W. Ralph Rogers Rd) beginning with a visitation at 2 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 3 p.m.