Wilbur Dean Wheaton
Wilbur Dean Wheaton, 84, died Aug. 19, 2017, at his home in Meridian, Ida. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Rock, the son of Marion and Eva Ester (Showers) Wheaton. He served as president of Ottawa University from 1983-92, and retired with the rank of colonel from the United States Marine Corps. On Jan. 24, 1954, he married Ellen Ann (Henning) Wheaton in Ottawa. She survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Wendy Den-Herder and husband, Brian, Boise, Ida., and Deanna Andrews and husband, William, Martinez, Calif; one son, Kevin Wheaton, and wife, Marilee, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; two sisters, Evelyn Price, and husband, Bob, Ft. Collins, Colo., and Donnis Hoekstra and husband, Alan, Roswell, Ga.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Wilda Jean Wheaton; and two brothers, Myron and Paul Wheaton. Memorial service will be Sat., Sept. 9, 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Red Rocks, Sedona, Ariz. Memorial donations may be made to Ottawa University, 1001 South Cedar, Ottawa, Ks. 66067.