Fertilizer Industry Veteran Passes Away

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.

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