George E. Wheeler Col USAF (Ret)


George E. Wheeler Col USAF (Ret)

January 7, 1928 – August 22, 2019

Age 91

Col. George E. Wheeler retired after 30 years of service, accumulated thousands of flying hours participating in combat missions during three conflicts, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. Korea flying the F86, Vietnam the A1, Cold War the F102 and B58 Strategic Bomber. Decorations include the Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. As a Deputy Director of Operations for Strategic Air Command he received several medals for leading a joint task force assessing and reporting to the President the status of Continuity of Government. Col. George E. Wheeler and key members of the task force personally presented the results to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

Preceded in death by parents John & Pearl Wheeler; wife Barbara; son Greg.

Survived by wife Wilma; daughters: Gloria McManama (Michael), Patty McClanathan (Dave); daughter-in-law Becky Wheeler; stepsons: John & Tom Dorsey; 8 grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 am at Bellevue Memorial Chapel

Interment Bellevue Cemetery

Military Honors provided by Offutt AFB Honor Guard

Memorials suggested to Wounded Warrior Project,

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