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Wheatley — 90 years old

May 20, 2012
Messenger News
POCAHONTAS — Lyle Wheatley, of Pocahontas, celebrated his 90th birthday Saturday.
Cards may be sent to him at 55651 220th Ave., Pocahontas, IA 50574-8705.
His family includes Charles and Dianna Wheatley, Granger; Danny and Linda Wheatley, Iowa City; Phil and Sandy Wheatley, Cedar Rapids; Bruce and Carolyn Wheatley, Pocahontas; Nancy and Gene Szwarc, Badger; Patsy and Monty Trenary, Humboldt; AnnaMae and Joe Shimon, Rolfe; Rosie and Bob Herman, Pocahontas; Charlene and Mike Burton, Williams; and Steve and Tina Wheatley, of Pocahontas. He has 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. His wife Phyllis passed away in 2007 after 63 years of marriage.
Wheatley was born near Anita on May 19, 1922. He married Phyllis Pratt on Sept. 3, 1943, in Jackson, Minn. They farmed in the Pocahontas area since 1957. He tractor pulled for 42 years and was inducted into the Iowa Tractor Pullers Association Hall of Fame in 2005.


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