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Obituary for Charlie M. Wheeler

Charlie M. Wheeler, 94, of Hollidaysburg, passed peacefully on Sunday, October 1.

He was born in Catawissa, PA, son of Martin J. and Mildred I. (Vought) Wheeler.

On July 10, 1954, Charlie married the love of his life, Joanne D. Walter, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Claysburg. They enjoyed 62 wonderful years together until her passing on May 26, 2017.

He is survived by his son, Craig (Karen) Wheeler; grandchildren, Samantha (fiancé William Liscinsky) and Daniel; and sister-in-law, Emily Corle.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; an infant brother; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Jack and Carolyn Reed, Robert and Naomi Weyant, Dale Walter, and Roger Corle

He graduated from Catawissa High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of Corporal. After his honorable discharge, Charlie continued his life of service as a State Trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police for 37 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in December 1998.

Charlie and Joanne were active members of Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg. He was a member of the Retired State Police, the Fraternal Order of Police # 57, the American Legion, the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE), the Heidelberg Country Club, and the Faith Riders at Zion Lutheran Church.

Charlie loved spending time with family. He enjoyed watching all sporting events, especially Shippensburg & Penn State football, Villanova basketball, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also loved reading about the Civil War and looked forward to outings with the Faith Riders. Dinner with Jim and visits with "Charlie's Angels” and his great-grand dog, Daisy Mae, were always the highlight of his day.

Friends will be received from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 5, and from 9:00 AM until the 10:00 AM funeral service on Friday, October 6, at The Good Funeral Home, Inc, 108 Alto-Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601. Pastor David Bowman officiating.

A graveside service with honors will take place at Alto-Reste Park immediately after the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Charlie’s name to The Faith Riders at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 Allegheny St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.