Paul Arthur Wieler
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"He taught me how to work, but also how to play". This has been a common statement from the family of Paul Wieler. Paul passed away at the age of 78, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Redlands. Paul was born on June 19, 1934 in Barstow, CA. Known in San Bernardino as the owner of Value Homes, it was estimated that he built over 1,000 custom homes in the area and was in the construction business for over 50 years. He later went on to serve a a Board member at First Federal Savings and Loan in San Bernardino. Paul has been a member of the Colton Rotary Club for 19 years. He was a man of diverse interests. His love of music especially that of Hank Williams, Ray Charles, and Brook Benton was very much appreciated by close friends and family. He was a logical and mathematical genius. This mathematical ability has already been shown as being passed down for generations. Paul was a high school athlete in Oregon playing basketball, baseball and football. He coached youth sports in the Inland Empire for years, and he was a founder of Golden State Boys Basketball in Rialto, which served hundreds. Paul loved the ocean, riding the waves and deep sea fishing. He loved to travel the world and visited the Pyramids in Egypt, and the Amazon River Jungle. Most of all, Paul was known as a man of many friends. He has many, many lifelong friends, some for over 60 years, who are celebrating his life this week. A viewing will be held on Fri., May 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with services on Sat., May 4 at 2:00 PM followed by graveside service and reception at Montecito Memorial Park, 3529 E. Washington St., Colton. Paul's love was especially evident for Arlis, his wife of 58 years. He is survived by three sons and a daughter; Bill Wieler of Los Angeles, Mitch Wieler of Redlands, Curt Wieler (Vicki) of Gilbert, AZ and Teresa Wieler of Yucaipa, two sisters; Trudy Fowler of Yucaipa and Tina (Jim) Hardt of Beloit, WI. He had three grandsons; Nathan Goodly (May) of Signal Hill, CA, David Wieler of Tempe, AZ and Steven Wieler of Gilbert, AZ, two granddaughters; Kelsi Wieler of Gilbert, AZ and Rhonda Fontaine (Don) of San Bernardino, CA and three great-grandchildren; Samantha and Christine Fontaine and Caydon Wieler. In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be made to The Parkinson Foundation http://www3. parkingson.org. Paul's quips, quotes, laughter, love and lively personality will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on May 2, 2013