Rick K. Wheeler, 59

Rick K. Wheeler, 59, of Harpster, passed from this wife Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at his home from a long history of illnesses.

Rick was born January 21, 1947 in Missoula, Montana to Warren and Donna Wheeler. He and his family later moved to Idaho Falls. He then married and had a daughter but that marriage ended in divorce. A few years later he met Imojean Moore and they were married on May 14, 1977 where he had five stepchildren.

Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking, camping and watching physical sports.

He is survived by his wife Jean at their Harpster home; three living stepchildren, Lorraine Coomer, Laura Cummins and Kathy Ladd, all of Harpster; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Christina Pearce of Idaho Falls, Rose Yorkson of St. George, Utah, and Linda Jones of Pocatello, Idaho and one step-brother, Robert Howard of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother and stepsons, Elliott and Dennis Ladd.

Cremation will take place and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville.

Send condolences to the family at Blackmerfuneralhome.com.

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