Georgine “Pat” Wheeler

Date of Death: Jun 29, 2012
Georgine “Pat” Wheeler
[highlight_text] (1927 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Georgine “Pat” Wheeler, 84, of Waupun, died Friday evening, June 29, 2012.


[leftcolumn] Pat was born September 4, 1927 in Two Harbors, MN the daughter of William and Nora Johnson Sullivan. Pat attended schools in Chippewa Falls, WI, graduating from Chippewa High School. On August 3, 1946 she married Paul Wheeler in Chippewa Falls. Following their marriage they resided in Forest Grove, OR and then moved to Waupun in 1951. Following her years of being a “stay at home” mom, Pat went on to college, receiving her bachelor’s degree at Marian College in Fond du Lac. She taught in elementary schools in Beaver Dam for 36 years. Pat was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun, Daughters of Isabella, Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and by proclamation, “the mayor of Bronson Street.” Over the years, Pat was an avid fisherman, enjoyed cooking, a die-hard Packers fan, and loved her children and grandchildren.

Pat is survived by two sons, Bill (Debbie) Wheeler of Waupun, and Dick (Paula) Wheeler of Crystal River, FL; five grandchildren, Katy (Dan) Bartow, Gina, Paul, Jessie, and Steffie Wheeler; four sisters, Melva Peterson of Rochester, MN, Ethel Wahl of Omaha, NB, Noreen (Bill) Lange of Orlando, FL, and Jackie (Terry) Strawhecker of Green Valley, AZ; three brothers, Tom (Marilyn) Sullivan of West Bend, Mike (Carol) Sullivan of Forest Lake, IL, and Jerry (Gail) Sullivan of Omaha, NB; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Paul Wheeler in 1982; two sisters, Betty Coble and Katherine Rushmann; three brothers, Norman, Jimmy, and Billy Sullivan.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Pat Wheeler may call on the family on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A Mass of Christian Burial for Pat Wheeler will be held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun with Rev. Michael Wild officiating.[rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun.[rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] The family requests memorials be directed to Agnesian Hospice.[/rightcolumn]


  1. Virginia [Mittelstadt] Grebel Says: July 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    My sincere sympathy to the family. Mrs. Wheeler was well known in the BDUSD. She was also a substitute teacher for all of my children throughout the years. She lived a very full life.


    Virginia Grebel

  2. Tim Roche & Family Says: July 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Dick Wheeler & Family
    With deepest regrets on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  3. Alisha Toellner Says: July 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Mrs. Wheeler was my substitute many times as I grew up. She will be missed greatly!

  4. Rob McMath Says: July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Dick, I’m really sorry to hear about your mom, she obviously blessed life all around her. My prayers are with you and the family.
    – Rob

  5. Darby Hintz Says: July 2, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I was blessed to have know your mom as she subbed in the BDUSD for many years. She always amazed many of us teachers as to how she kept such control, always did the plans left by the teacher, and even corrected the papers. I was very happy to have attended her 80th birthday bash along with many other fellow teachers from the Beaver Dam School district. Her day in the classroom was always a day of learning for the students, not that the kids always loved her, but the staff did. Great Lady! Pat here’s to you….

  6. Miranda Moe Says: July 3, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I had the opportunity to work with Pat when she subbed at South Beaver Dam. I loved her humor and her spunk! She will be greatly missed!

  7. Sue and Jeff Rehberg Says: July 3, 2012 at 2:29 am

    We were very sorry to hear about your mother. As a substitute teacher, Pat was always so cheerful and upbeat. She could handle any situation. We always laughed how Pat was able to find her way to any building by making only right hand turns. With her, if there was a will, she’d find a way. I was very honored to work with her while she was at Jefferson School. She was always requested to sub for teachers because she always completed the teacher’s plans and went above and beyond to meet the needs of the students. She will be missed by many.

    Sue and Jeff Rehberg

  8. Voyage 2000 Says: July 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Dick and the Wheeler family,

    All of us at Voyage 2000 wish to express our deepest sympathy for
    your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Michael Burns Says: July 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Dick and Family

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and know that it is very difficult for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  10. Jacie & Terry Strawhecker Says: July 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    As you all know our entire Strawhecker Family is in Seattle, WA
    at Trevor and Haley’s for our Family reunion thus, we will be unable to attend the service for Patsy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jackie & Terry Strawhecker

  11. Phil Buteyn Says: July 4, 2012 at 1:16 am

    My condolences to all of Pat’s family; I know she’s going to be greatly missed by all of you–as well as by those of us who were fortunate to get to know her during her teaching days in Beaver Dam. I, like many other teachers, often requested Pat to fill in for us when we were absent from work. She could always be counted on to do a professional job and cared deeply about the students that she would be working with–even if it was just for a short period of time during which she taught them. Plus, Pat’s sense of humor had a way of making our teachers’ lounge a livelier and warmer place on those days when she was at our school. Simply put: she was a very special lady whom I feel fortunate to have known….

  12. Pat (Dobbratz) Bratz Says: July 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I sorry to hear about your mom. I had her as a substitute teacher she was a very good teacher.

  13. Betsy Palmer Says: July 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    On behalf of the entire Services team at McKesson, we send our sincere condolences to Dick and his family and Pat’s friends and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Sue Farooq Dahms Says: July 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Wheeler Family-

    I still remember when Pat sprinkled some cracker crumbs on the carpet and proceeded to do a “Hokey” commercial for us in her home by cleaning up the crumbs. Her husband, Paul, just roared – it was so funny. Always a character — Pat.
    Happy Memories for you. Sorry for your loss.

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