Steven Arthur Wheeler, 57, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Steve was born in Pocatello, ID, on July 3, 1956 to Marvin and Norma Wheeler; he was the third of six children. He attended elementary through high school in the Aberdeen School District, graduating in 1974. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in entomology from the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, in 1981.
He married Ronda Cluff in 1980, and following his college graduation, the couple made their home in Aberdeen. They had three children, two daughters and a son.
Steven worked for the University of Idaho Research and Extension Center in Aberdeen for many years before transferring to the USDA-ARS Potato Breeding Project at the Aberdeen Research Site.
Steve was an active outdoorsman; he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He spent many hours with his dad, friends and children, actively pursuing these interests. He was an avid runner for most of his life, and enjoyed participating in local races. He was devoted to the sport and could be seen running no matter the weather.
He loved watching his children play sports. He traveled to all of their home and away games supporting not only his children, but the entire team.
He was a very kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and is missed by many.
Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Norma Wheeler.
He is survived by: his wife of 34 years, Ronda Wheeler; daughters, Stephanie (Travis) Snyder and Mallory Wheeler; and son, Matthew Wheeler; grandchildren, Gage and Sawyer Snyder; brothers, David Wheeler and Marvin Alan Wheeler; sisters, Vickie (John) Fullmer, Amy (Francisco) Godina and Marian Wheeler; along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, at the First Mennonite Church, 381 W. Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho. Interment followed at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
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