Michael Bert Wheeler
1953 ~ 2021
Our loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021.
Born January 1, 1953, in Stockton, California to Bert and Anna Wheeler. He and his twin brother would argue who was the eldest of the six children in their family. As a boy, Michael loved to hunt, fish, torment his siblings and play with his black lab named Cindy. He served an LDS mission to Geneva, Switzerland.
Michael met the love of his life Janna Cook on a blind date and the two of them were married and sealed on December 28th, 1976. Michael graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in chemical engineering and shortly thereafter started his 38-year long career with ExxonMobil. They raised their three children in Billings, Montana, Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Michael finished his career in Calgary Alberta Canada.
Michael was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He truly loved serving with the youth of the church and spent over 30 years doing so. Michael also served on the stake high council and was a Bishop in his ward in Houston. Michael was an avid scouter and achieved the rank of Silver Beaver. He helped countless young men earn their Eagle Scout award.
Michael loved fishing, hiking, traveling the world, biking and his blue Toyota FJ Cruiser. Most importantly he loved his three children and eleven grandchildren. He was a master storyteller, and everyone loved to hear his sometimes-tall tales.
Michael will be remembered for his work ethic, his sense of humor and fun-loving personality, his love of the gospel and especially his love of family.
Michael is survived by his loving wife Janna; children: Cindy Sutton (Peter), Bryan Wheeler (Emily),James Wheeler (Michele); mother: Anna Wheeler; brothers Richard Wheeler (Connie), Scott Wheeler (Sandy); sisters: Kristi Smith (Steve), Carol Gould (Rob), Darcy Wheeler (John); and most importantly his grandchildren: Joshua Sutton, Caitlin Sutton, Rebekah Sutton, Nathan Sutton, Matthew Sutton, Summer Wheeler, Afton Wheeler, Caleb Wheeler, Dallin Wheeler, Kellyn Wheeler, Aksel Wheeler. He is preceded in death by his father Bert Wheeler.
A viewing will be held Thursday, October 28th from 12:30-1:45 pm at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy, Utah. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 2pm.
The funeral service may be watched online with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89580501669
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The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to the wonderful staff at Auberge at Aspen Park for the dedication and compassion towards Michael while he was in their care.
Published by Deseret News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2021.