Theresa Marie Wheeler

November 1, 1953 ~ July 1, 2022

Theresa Marie Wheeler, age 68, of Wyoming, went to her heavenly home on Friday, July 1, 2022. Theresa was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from East Kentwood High School. She spent her career in Wyoming Public Schools, starting as a volunteer lunch aid and retiring as a ParaPro. She had a generous heart and spent her life in service to others. She enjoyed supporting men and women in service and was proud of each of her family members who served in the United States military and as first responders. Theresa was honored to have held several offices at the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 2, District 5, and will be missed for her kindness and support while volunteering with many of their conferences and programs such as Girls State, Michigan Home for Veterans, and veteran cemetery events to name a few. Faith was important to her; she also volunteered while a member of St. John Vianney and St. Sebastian Catholic Churches. She loved her family and grandchildren and was well-known for her surprise visits to spend time with them. Theresa’s purpose was serving her Lord, family and community and she will be greatly missed for her unconditional love and generosity. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ciluffo Sr., Nancy Sagorski and brother, Philip Ciluffo. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 49 years, David; sons, Dale (Heather) Wheeler, Josh (Leslie) Wheeler, Dan (Sara) Wheeler, Justin Wheeler; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; step-dad, Jim Sagorski; siblings, Jim (Bonnie) Ciluffo, Tony (Cindy) Ciluffo, Mary (Dick) Gebraad, Rosie Ciluffo, Kathy (Bob) Galdys; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Thursday, July 7 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson Ave. SW, Byron Center, with Msgr. Bill Duncan Celebrant. Burial Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 4-7 pm with a vigil service to begin at 7:00 pm at Stegenga Funeral Home, 3131 S. Division Ave., Wyoming. There will also be visitation for an hour prior to the Mass at church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Yellow Ribbon Fund https://yellowribbonfund.org/

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