Murl “Bud” Wheeler, 75 years, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Bud was born February 27, 1945 in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Murl and Vera (Wynkoop) Wheeler. He was a 1963 graduate of Elmhurst High School and later attended the International Business College in Fort Wayne. Bud was an electrician by trade and worked with his father at Wheeler Electric. After the business was sold, he became an Electrical Inspector for the Allen County Building Department. Bud also worked as an instructor at Anthis Career Center, Fort Wayne. On October 25, 2003, he was united in marriage to Barbara Lenhart and she preceded in him death on June 19, 2018. During his youth, Bud and his family were faithful fans of the Fort Wayne Daisies and the Zollner Pistons. He was an active member and past president of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Bud loved Komet Hockey and ran the penalty box for close to 20 years.
Bud is survived by his brothers-in-law, Bill (Leslie) Lenhart of Columbus, Ohio, Richard Eiden of Miller City, Ohio; Cousins, Jim (Kay) Fleck of Columbia City, Indiana; nephews, Craig (Tonya) Eiden of Hicksville, Ohio, Jeff (Leah) Eiden of Pandora, Ohio; several other cousins and his faithful dog, Harvey.
Honoring Bud’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel.