Philip Oughton Wheelock
Philip Oughton Wheelock, 84, of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away March 7, 2009, at Good Samaritan Health Care in Kissimmee.
He was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Chicago, to Loyal and Edith Wheelock.
Philip served in the U.S. Army in World War II as an infantry paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
He was a farmer at heart, but he worked as an environmental field engineer for 30 years.
He was a man willing and able to express his opinions and feelings on many interests. A quote taken from his writings is “Life still looks forward to life, And love, and there is no looking back In the upsurge of Spring.”
Philip married Anna Regas on May 24, 1962, in Illinois.
Philip and Anna lived in the Glenwood Springs area from 1989 until four years ago, when they moved to Florida.
Survivors include his wife; sons Jeffrey L. (Monic Romani) Wheelock of McHenry, Ill., Dana K. (Kathy Behrens) Wheelock of St. Paul, Minn., and William (Deborah Paulas) Stokkan of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.; daughters Mona W. (Jeffrey) Sparks of Orlando, Fla., and Lark A. (James) Syrris of South Elgin, Ill.; brother Richard (Tim) Wheelock of McHenry, Ill.; grandchildren Rachel Wheelock, Rebecca Wheelock, Kevin Sparks, Katrina Syrris and Costa Syrris; and great-grandchildren Benjamin Cassata and Sophia Wheelock.
To honor his life, the family asks donations be made in his name to an environmental organization of your choice. To leave any thoughts to the family, please visit the online obituary at http://www.osceolamemgds.com.
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