Eric Michael WHEELER
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WHEELER, Eric Michael 22, of South Vienna died December 30, 2013. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on August 12, 1991. Eric was a 2011 graduate of Northeastern High School and CTC in carpentry, where he excelled in powerlifting and football. He was working for International Truck and Engine and a member of UAW Local 402. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents Estill & Maxine Gillum and Virgil & Ruth Shaffer; aunt Anita Wheeler; and great uncle Johnnie Gillum. His survivors include his mother and step father Melissa & Timothy Reisinger; father Marc Butkiewicz; grandparents Don & Sue Wheeler and Jim & Beverly Reisinger; sister Megan K. Reisinger; several aunts, uncles and cousins including uncles Brent & Misty Wheeler and Jim & Geri Reisinger; aunts Vicki Reisinger, Miki Wheeler, Cheryl & Rob Powell; cousins Alex & Bailey Wheeler, John Taylor, Megan Lewis, Kelsey Stamper, Anna Brown and Ross (Stephanie) Brown; best friends Devon Kaffenbarger, Meghan Rucker and Hilary Blevins; Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 Pm in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. A service to honor Eric will be Friday at 11:00AM in the Grace Missionary Baptist with Rev. Orbie Estep. Burial to follow in Vernon Asbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested the Northeastern Athletic Boosters 1480 Bowman Road Springfield, Ohio 45502. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

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Published in Springfield News-Sun from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2014.
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January 31, 2014
RIP bub ill miss ya. I remember talking to you at the powerlifting meets and at ctc. you will truly be missed.
jake cheney
January 6, 2014
Missy and Tim, I am Heather's sister, Meghan's Aunt. I want you to know that we share your grief. Meghan cherished Eric. He kept in touch with her after Heather's passing and it meant so much to her. We did not know him long but Heather always spoke of him with such love and sweetest. We have lost another soft sweet soul on this earth. I pray for healing energy, understanding and love to surround you and comfort you. Thank you for making Meghan feel such a part of your lives and allowing her to honor Eric.
Teresa Dooley- Smith
January 4, 2014
this candle will stay lite for you .
Joseph Gaus
January 4, 2014
joseph is on the far right
I am Joseph Gaus's grandmother,Kristy is my daughter. She told me today and I am so sorry.My condolences arewith you and your family. so sorry
Diane Shafer
January 4, 2014
Tim,Missy, and Megan,

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time of sorrow.

John,Jane,Scott and Michael Schmid
Jane Schmid
January 4, 2014
Tim, Missy,Megan and Family,
Thinking of you as you go thru this difficult time of sorrow

John,Jane,Scott and Michael Schmid
January 4, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. May it help to know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of others as you go through this difficult time. God bless you.
Cathy Fitzsimmons
January 4, 2014
Missy, Tim and Megan,

We are so sorry for your loss. Eric was a very special young man. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile and it was infectious. He will be missed. He and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rob, Aaron and Garrett
January 3, 2014
Missy I am really sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Victor Bame
January 3, 2014
Tim and Missy,
We are so sorry about Eric. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.
The Meade
January 3, 2014
Tim & Missy: So very sorry for the loss of your son. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Deb (Woods) McInturff
January 3, 2014
Oh Missy, my heart breaks for you. I know there are no words that can comfort you right now, just know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
Tina and Naomi Vance
January 3, 2014
May God be with your family during this difficult time.
Debra Thomas
January 3, 2014
Melissa...My heart aches for you over the loss of your son. No words can express the loss you have suffered. May time ease your pain. My thoughts are with you.
Sheila Brogan
January 2, 2014
Diane Davis
January 2, 2014
So sorry for your loss Missy, I remember when you were pregnant with him at one understands God's plan's, but know he must of needed a special guy to join in glory. I pray for comfort & peace for you & family as you go thru this awful time...Diane Davis aka Weimer
Diane Davis
January 2, 2014
Dear Eric's Family, I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to express my condolences, our heavenly father knows the pain you are going through, he promises that he will “heal the broken hearted ones and bind up their painful spots” and he “is near to all those calling on him” - Psalm 147:3; Psalm 145:18. May the “God of all comfort” be with you and may your cherish memories of Eric be a healing force of strength for your family to draw on, lean on your loves ones and our heavenly Father's ability to strengthen you during the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy I share your sorrow,
January 2, 2014

Like everyone, I have no words to make anything better. I am so, so sorry! I know Eric was your best friend...the sweetest, most loving and caring young man I've ever met. Always, so polite any time I'd see him. Remember when he was just a little guy and he had to "put up with" those Home Interior meetings? lol What a trooper...

God needed him Mis, you will see him again someday, count on that! Just think of the lives he will save as well..he is still helping others..organ donors rock!!!

Love ya girl and here for anything you may need, seriously, anything.

Trish & Taj Kniceley
Trish Kniceley
January 2, 2014
Tim and Missy,
We are so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Ron and Beth Turner
January 2, 2014
So sorry to know your heart is saddened. We will be praying for you.
Troy, Jill, Luke & Abby Evans
January 2, 2014
I had the wonderful experience of being Eric's teacher for two years at CTC. Eric NEVER had a bad day. He was so kind, so positive, so friendly and polite. He was a great example for all of us! I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Shelley Dillow
January 2, 2014
Words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of your son. May God bless your family and bring you peace.
Robbin Stoops
January 2, 2014
Melissa and Tim. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you. Charmelle
January 2, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
michelle ackley
January 2, 2014
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
January 2, 2014
Our hearts ache for the loss of such a wonderful young man like Eric. Always loving..always caring..and always a gentleman. Our love and prayers go out to you Missy and the Family that helped make him the grand person that he became. Always here for you and may God help you through this time of grief. Denny and Rose
Rose and Denny Myers
January 2, 2014
Dear Missy and Tim and your whole family...We are so sorry for your loss. Eric was such a sweet guy, I have nothing but good memories of him playing Football and Powerlifting. Those guys are all brothers and we are all family. We grieve along with you. Love you so much ! Praying for comfort in the times ahead.
Love, Nita and Brian Mabry
January 2, 2014
Missy,Tim and Family:
We are all so very sorry for your loss! May God wrap his arms around your entire family.
Jill Powell-Woods
January 2, 2014
Words cannot express the emotion one feels at a time of loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family. May you find comfort knowing he had many friends and touched the lives of others.
Jeff & Kelly Eichelberger
January 2, 2014
Missy, Tim & Megan-
I am so very sorry for your loss. Eric sounds like an amazing guy who will be missed by so many. I hope that the wonderful impression he has left behind brings you some peace in the tough days ahead.
Holly St Pierre (Myers)
January 2, 2014
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Linda Jones
January 2, 2014
So sorry for your loss.Prayers and thoughts for your family as you grieve the sad loss of Eric. May God be near and strengthen you at this time and always.
Richard,Sherry,& Joey Ricketts
January 1, 2014
Teachers are very fortunate if they have a student who is positive, motivated, and engaged. Eric was one of those students. He made me smile. He made me work. He looked out for his fellow students. My life was enriched for having known him. I will miss knowing that he is among us, favoring others with his smile, his determination, and his caring. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
Ellen Moorman
January 1, 2014
So sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers for the coming days and months.
Randy, Dottie McHenry and girls
January 1, 2014
I watched Eric coming up through high school. Great athlete, well mannered, always smiling and positive. Always ready to lend a helping hand. I'm stunned, my prayers and sympathy go out to Eric's family and his many many friends. Eric was a terrific young man. God definitely got an angel in him
Gina Jenkins
January 1, 2014
Words can't express our feelings. Eric was a nice,respectful young man.
We are praying for his family and friends.
Jeff & Rita Pence
January 1, 2014
Eric was an awesome guy. We will all miss him at International. He always had a positive attitude.
Eric Deslandes-McKoy
January 1, 2014
so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayer are with you all
faith swayne
January 1, 2014
Great kid.
January 1, 2014
Eric worked for us at Harmony Farm Market in the fields. He was an awesome worker and took pride in what he accomplished. We fell in love with him quickly and we were blessed to have him in our lives for several years. He had awesome parents in Missy and Tim who always looked out for what was best for him.He was always smiling,happy and such a loving and respectful young man. Darwin and I hearts are broken over the loss of a great person, He left us with awesome memories!
Praying for peace and understanding for all his family and friends.
Mo Murray
January 1, 2014
Jane Miesse
January 1, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
Tina Staccia
January 1, 2014
Eric and my daughter Steph dated in Middle school. Eric was always kind and funny. It saddens me to see so many be taken so soon. We love you Eric! Strength and prayers to your family. Til we meet again.
Sharon Potts
January 1, 2014
Eric was my granddaughter's close friend. He was a sweet young man who was always kind to me. Meghan will miss Eric greatly as will I. God be with you Eric and your family. Betty Dooley
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