KITTERY, Maine — The last World War II veteran to serve in the Maine House of Representatives, and proud of it. A good and gracious man with a ready smile and a firm belief in people. A wonderful father who was generous with his time and wisdom.
These are just a few of the accolades that poured in Wednesday from people in Kittery, Augusta and beyond, when they learned of the death of former state representative and retired Portsmouth Naval Shipyard worker Walter Wheeler, who passed away at age 91 on Valentine’s Day. He was surrounded by family at his Kittery home when he passed.
Friends may visit with Walt’s family on Sunday February 19, 2017 from 6-8pm in the JS Pelkey Funeral Home 125 Old Post Road Kittery Maine 03903 .A funeral will be celebrated on Monday February 20, 2017 at St. Marks United Methodist Church on Government Street in Kittery at noon.
Masonic and Military honors will be held at his graveside in the spring. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com. Family flowers only donations may be made in his memory to the Paralyzed Veterans of America PVA: Donation Processing Center 7 Mill Brook Road Wilton, NH 03086, St. Marks United Methodist Church 62 Government St, Kittery ME 03904 or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St, Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 .
Care for the Wheeler family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey Funeral Home.