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Dr. Jeff Wheeler

Dr. Jeff Wheeler, age 59, of Huron, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  His funeral service was at 11 AM Friday, January 29th, at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. George Parmeter officiating.  Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation or the Huron Soccer Association. 

Jeffrey Sebring Wheeler was born March 1, 1950, in Huron, South Dakota to Kirke and Maurine (Sebring) Wheeler.  He grew up in Huron and graduated from Huron High School in 1968.  He earned degrees from the University of South Dakota in 1972 and from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1976.  On June 10, 1983, he was married to June Louise Dix.  Jeff was employed as an emergency room physician at United Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota, McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, and Cox Hospitals in Springfield, Missouri. In 1991, he moved with his family to Huron where he was employed as an internist at the Huron Clinic.   He was also medical director of the HRMC Emergency Department and Sunquest Healthcare Center. 

Jeff was a past president of the District Five Medical Society and the South Dakota Medical Directors Association and past chief of the medical staff for two terms at Huron Regional Medical Center.  He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the board of directors of the Huron Soccer Association and past president of the Huron Sertoma Club.  Jeff was an avid golfer and loved sailing, bicycling, and playing the guitar.  A year ago this week, he was diagnosed with cancer. 

 Grateful for having shared his life are his wife June, of Huron; his sons, Todd of Omaha, Nebraska,  Eric of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Alex of Huron; his parents, Kirke and Maurine Wheeler of Huron; and his brothers, Rick (Pam) of Minneapolis, Ron (Marie) of Huron, Brian (Jeanne) of Sioux Falls, and Kirke (Dorothy) of Sioux Falls. 

He was very proud of his family. 

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