Norman A. Wheeler, 89, died peacefully on April 13, 2018, at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte PA.
Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, on September 6, 1928, Norman was the youngest son of Alden Gifford and Gladys Mae (MacCready) Wheeler.
Immediately after high school, he enlisted in the US Army, serving from 1946 to 1947 as a mechanic and small arms instructor. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal for service in Japan.
After discharge from the service, Norman attended the University of Maine. From 1953 until his retirement in 1985, he worked for the Department of Transportation of the State of Connecticut as a highway engineer with responsibility for roads and bridges throughout the state.
Norman is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Denice W. and Harry L. Welles of Bellefonte, PA; his granddaughter, Jessica L. Wheeldon of Arlington, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his stepsons, Daniel P, Dennis M, and Val Richard Hickey and their families.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Frederick, Harold, and Gerald Wheeler, and by his two wives, Audrey Carroll Wheeler in 1987, and Irene Hickey-Wheeler in 2016.
Burial will be in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, CT, at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. of Bellefonte, PA.