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Sandra D. Wheeler

July 1, 1942 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 75)


Sandra D. Wheeler, 75, Detroit Lakes died Tuesday, January 30 at her residence and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Memorial Services for Sandra will be held Saturday, February 10 at 11AM in David Donehower Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.  

Sandra Dale Wheeler was born July 1, 1942 in Rush Lake Township near Ottertail, MN to Eugene and Gladys (Motz) Dale.   She attended school in Richville, MN and high school at Perham Public Schools.  She was united in marriage to Alan Steinke in 1960 and they were blessed with a baby boy, Stephon Boyd in 1961.   Sandra moved to Houston, TX in 1963 where she lived until she returned to Detroit Lakes in September of 2016.  Sandra successfully owned and operated several businesses over the years.  She retired from “RK’s”  in 2000.  Later in life Sandra met and married John Wheeler and they had 23 beautiful years together.   During her retirement, Sandra enjoyed tending to her flower beds, reading and swimming in her pool.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Wheeler, parents Eugene and Gladys Dale and sister Lavonne Schafer.

Sandra is survived by her son, Stephon Steinke of Winthrop, MN, two step children Susan Milan and Ralph Wheeler of Houston, Texas.  Brothers:  Arlan (Linda) Dale of Crystal City, Manitoba Canada, Paul (Sue) Dale of Cottage Grove, MN and  sister:  Deborah (Harvey) Herbst of Frazee, MN, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

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