Robert Wheat

Posted Online: Dec. 13, 2012, 6:17 pm
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Robert L. "Bob" Wheat, 88, of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Banner Dessert Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown, with visitation 12:30 p.m. to services. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.
He was born June 2, 1924, in Prophetstown, to Glenn and Beth Emery Wheat. He married Shirley A. Mier June 7, 1975. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
He had been a teacher in the Scottsdale, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife; sisters-in-law, Sandra Randolph and Barbara Mier, both of Mesa; and brothers-in-law, David (Mary Ruth) Mier and Donald (Marilyn) Mier, both of Terre Haute, Ind.


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