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Nancy Rose (Landrie) Wheeler, age 59, of Elburn, IL, formerlly of Omaha, NE passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Northwestern Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL.
She was born into this world on Monday, September 30, 1957 in Omaha, NE, the beautiful daughter of William Henry and Mary Iolene (Petrikin) Landrie.
Being her motherâ€™s baby girl, Nancy, number 7 of 8 children, always seemed to be able to get away with more than her siblings. She was the family tattle tale, Nancy told all of her secrets to her mom. Growing up Nancy never wanted to wear dresses and put curls in her hair, she was down in the dirt and mud as a tom-boy. Nancy had fun running around with the neighborhood gang of Catholic kids.
Nancy was proud to have attended Cathedral Grade and Middle Schools in Omaha, NE and graduated from Mercy High School also in Omaha. After graduation Nancy felt the calling to help the elderly. She first started working at Montclair Nursing Home in Omaha where she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.
On June 18, 1988 in Bellevue, NE, Nancy married the love of her life, Major Peyton “Buzz” Wheeler, III, U.S. Air Force. However, when she said “I Do” so did their families, as two families became one.
Nancy worked as a care giver for most of her life. Nancy was gifted with the patience to help and care for the elderly and felt honored to make people as happy as they could in their final days. Nancy was honored to have taken care of the same patient, Jenny, for four years. Jenny became more than a patient to Nancy, she became a friend.
First and foremost Nancyâ€™s main focus was on her family. She was a proud officerâ€™s wife and loved spending time and caring for her children and grandchildren. Aside from collecting angels, Nancyâ€™s main hobby (or second job really) was playing the online game “Pogo.” Her current score was 36 million points and always looked forward to Wednesdays; Wednesdayâ€™s were “Badge Day.” A nickname of “Cheech” was given to her by her kids, after spending many hours together.
She leaves behind her husband; Buzz, five children; Susan Escamilla, Julie Stoker, Morris “BJ” (Britney Grey) Trotter, III, Chad Wheeler, Timothy Wheeler, 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and five siblings; Mary Novak, Ann Rhoades, Donol (Karen) Landrie, Joseph Landrie and Brian (Sherri) Landrie.
Nancy now joins her parents; William and Mary (Perikin) Landrie, one grandchild; Monica and two siblings; Dennis Landrie and Carolyn Hoagland.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00-7:00pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. A memorial service will follow at 7:00pm at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Murschel officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Nancyâ€™s name. Checks may be made to the “Three Fires Council, BSA” and mailed in care of 415 North 2nd Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Tributes may also be forwarded to the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.
A memorial service will follow at 7:00pm at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Murschel officiating.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00-7:00pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.