Mrs. Maurice Wheeler, Jr.

There is sorrow in the home of Maurice Wheeler, Jr. A devoted wife and helpmate has been taken away in the fulness of life, in the best years of womanhood. A loving mother has been called from her little ones to the home beyond the grave. A face that illumined the home circle with sunshine and cheer lie cold in death, the light in her eyes broken, the lips sealed in death.

A grief-stricken husband, two mother-less children, and a large number of relatives and friends stood at the open grave this morning in St. Felix cemetery, and with bleeding hearts saw her whom they will miss so much lowered nto the final resting place.

Mrs. Wheeler suffered with a serious ailment necessitarting an operation, which was performed Thursday. For a time it was thought that she was improving, but Monday night she took a turn for the worse, and in spite of all that medical skill could do to save her, she passed away at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock from St. Felix church. Mgr. Wurst officating.

Mrs. WHEELER, whose maiden name was Norah DOYLE, was born in Snake Creek, this county, May 16, 1875, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David DOYLE. She grew to womanhood there, and on June 29, 1898, was married to Maurice WHEELER, Jr. of this city. Two children were born to them, Andrew, who is 9 years old, and Margaret, aged 5. Beside her husband and children Mrs. Wheeler is survived by two brothers and five sisters. William DOYLE of Kellogg, John DOYLE of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Mrs Thomas SHEEHAN of Minneiska township, Mrs John HICKEY of Watopa, Mrs. G. A. MARSCHNER, Mrs. Garrett SADER and Miss Margaret DOYLE of Wabasha.

Mrs. WHEELER was a good and true woman in all that pertains to noble womanhood. Her loss is an awful blow to her loved ones at home, and all who knew her are filled with sorrow over her untimely death. The many beautiful floral tributes gave silent testimony to the esteem in which she was held. Words are powerless to still the tears or to assuage the hearthache that follows the parting with those who are near and dear to us, but the faith in him whose ways are inscrutable will bring strength to bear up under the afflication and to look forward with hope to a reunion in the life to come.

To the bereaved family the sympathy of the community is extended in their dark hour of sorrow

Wabash County Herald

Wabasha, Mn.

08 Feb 1912