Carolyn “Carol” (Nelson) Wheeler

Carolyn “Carol” (Nelson) Wheeler was born on September 15th, 1934, in Holdredge, Nebraska to Annabell and Ralph Nelson. She married the love of her life, her “dearest darling” Robert Wheeler, in Kennesaw, Nebraska on January 24th, 1954. Together they raised their four beautiful children: Sherry (husband Don Sorensen), Robert Jr. (wife Janece Wheeler), David (wife Evi Wheeler) and Dennis (wife Lisa Wheeler). Carol worked faithfully at Ace Hardware, then Younkers for over 30 years, ever the elegant connoisseur with immaculate taste. She was a highly accomplished saleswoman and homemaker with high standards and a drive toward excellence. Her children and grandchildren remember fondly the lavish and wondrous holidays she’d host over the years. She was an artist with an eye for beauty, enjoying painting in her spare time.

Carol was a member of the Falls City Church of the Nazarene in Falls City, Nebraska in the final season of her life. She passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2023. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Wheeler; her parents; her sisters, Shirley Lisus and Rosalie Stutzman; and her brother, James Nelson. She leaves behind her sisters, Dorothy Voss and Nancy Davis; her four children and their spouses; nine grandchildren and their spouses; and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island, Nebraska with Pastor Robert Wheeler officiating. 

Interment followed in the Westlawn Memorial Park in Grand Island. Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 PM Monday, April 3, 2023 at Hall Funeral Home in Falls City, Nebraska and one hour preceding services on Tuesday at the funeral home in Grand Island. Memorials are suggested to the First Church of the Nazarene in Falls City in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at Hall Funeral Home in Falls City in charge of arrangements.

Social Media