WHEELER, Lancier F. "Lance" 64, of St. Petersburg, and formerly of Claremont, NH, died April 30, 2012 at his home. He was born April 6, 1948 in Rochester, NH; the son of Mary and the late Merrick Dodge and Richard Wheeler. Lance grew up in Claremont and attended Claremont schools. He joined the army
in 1965 and served in the Vietnam War
. Lance worked as a full time firefighter
for the Claremont Fire Dept until 1978. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Sarasota. The family includes his daughter, Cathy Sullivan and her husband Peter Sullivan of Lebanon, NH; son, Charles Wheeler of Charlestown, NH; granddaughter, Nicole Wheeler; grandson, Ryan Sullivan; his mother, Mary Dodge of Bloomington, IL; two sisters, Maryann Dodge of Corpus Christi, TX and Anne Fisher of Bloomington, IL. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, 202 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, section 7, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, at 11 am.