Wayne L Wheelock

  • Born: March 14, 1924
  • Died: December 19, 2012
  • Location: Prophetstown, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

46 Grove Street
Route 78 N
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Tel. (815) 537-5544

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wayne L. Wheelock, age 88, of Prophetstown died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Alverno in Clinton.

Wayne was born March 14, 1924 in Tampico, the son of Cecil and Agnes (Hanson) Wheelock. He married Betty Jane Plumley on April 2, 1941. Wayne graduated from Tampico High School and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Prophetstown and the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a 50 year Mason and a charter member of Prophet Hills Country Club. Wayne owned and operated Wheelock Trucking, a custom farm service for 68 years, and enjoyed working with farmers and helping them with their needs. He liked playing golf and bridge, along with other card games. Wayne had many good times while vacationing at his lake house in Minocqua, WI and later at Hot Springs, AR.

Survivors include his wife; Betty, one son; Roger (Gayle), three grandsons; Jon, Paul, and Rob, one granddaughter; Mariah, five great grandchildren; Amanda, Lauren, Jessica, Eric, and Weston, and one daughter-in-law; Janice.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son; Kerry, one daughter; Patricia, one grandson; Steve, one granddaughter; Meredith, two sisters and two brothers.

Gathering will be from 10-11 AM at the First Congregational Church in Prophetstown on Saturday, December 29th. Memorial Service will be at 11AM at the church with Reverend Andy Ploenske officiating. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Frist Congregational Church: 218 E. 3rd, Prophetstown, IL 61277 and Mercy Hospice Care: 638 S. Bluff Blvd, Clinton, IA 52732.