Eldon G. Wheeler

Born on Nov. 18, 1919

VICTORIA - Eldon G. Wheeler, 93, of Victoria passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013. He was born on November 18, 1919 in Grafton, Ohio to the late Guy R. and Edith A. Wheeler. Eldon was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a retired college professor. Eldon had obtained his Ph D from Chicago University.
Eldon is survived by his son Dr. Bruce Wheeler & wife Renee, of Goliad; daughter Linda Platko, of Victoria; grandchildren, Brian Wiggen and wife Kelly, of Columbus, North Carolina; Troy Wiggen and wife Kim; Christopher Wheeler; Meredith Flatt and her husband Craig, all of Victoria; Jenny Fisher, of Goliad, Stacy Fisher, of Austin; great grandchildren, Ethan and Lirah Wiggen, of Columbus, North Carolina; Logan and Landon Wiggen, Kaley Morales, all of Victoria; and sister, Neola Maidens, of Galion, Ohio.
Eldon is preceded in death by parents, wife, Margaret Wheeler, and his brother in law, Larry Maidens.
Eldon's Service and Burial will be at Sea aboard a U. S. Naval Vessel. Break, Break, Break
by Lord Alfred Tennyson Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me. O, well for the fisherman's boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O, well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay! And the stately ships go on
To their haven under the hill;
But O for the touch of a vanished hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still! Break, break, break,
At the foot of thy crags, O Sea!
But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me.

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