Edwin M. Wheeler, Sr., 85, of Sarasota, formerly of Longboat Key, FL, and Washington, DC, passed away on February 18, 2012 at his home.
Wheeler was a former president of The Fertilizer Institute.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Marion, KS, at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rosalie; two sons, Edwin M. Wheeler, Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Marions, Kansas and Christopher Wheeler and his wife Helene of Bethesda, MD; a sister, Suzanne Watt of Naperville, IL; grandchildren, John, Jason and Natalie; step-grandchildren, Zachary and Skylar.
Wheeler was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Military experience 1944-1947, 2nd Lt. 1945-1947, 1st Lt. 1947-1952, Captain-Honorable Discharge 1952. He graduated from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1955.