WHEELER, John H., 87, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away in Findlay on January 3, 2013.

John was born February 8, 1925 in Emerson, Ohio, the son of the late Aaron J. and Grace M. (Hess) Wheeler.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty A. (Lauer) Wheeler; and two brothers, the Rev. Joseph G. Wheeler and Richard W. Wheeler Sr.

John is survived by a son, John F. (Deb) Wheeler; and one grandson, Aaron J. (fiancee Lisa Paul) Wheeler, all of Findlay, Ohio.

He retired from the University of Findlay and was granted faculty emeritus status. John was also a teacher and Superintendent in the Rolling Hills Local School District, Byesville, Ohio.

John graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1942 and West Liberty State College in 1950. He also completed graduate work at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also a member of the McComb First Presbyterian Church and was a very active member of various Masonic organizations.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Ave., Findlay, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.

Offer condolences at www.wheelerfuneralhomes. com.