Jarvis D. “Dan” Wheaton, 85, of Lee Center, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare in Utica. He was born in Pompey, NY, on July 22, 1932, one of nine children to Xavier and Martha Austin Wheaton. Dan served his country during the Korean War before going on to graduate from LeMoyne College. On April 4, 1997, he was united in marriage to Susan Engelbrekt.
Dan was the Northeast Division Manager for Kemper Insurance Co. before retiring after a long career.
He was an avid golfer and big Syracuse University sports fan.
Surviving besides his wife, Susan, are: three daughters, Cynthia (Robert) Hopper of Florida, Bonnie (Chris) Altier of Florida, and Beth (Terry) Young of Lafayette; two brothers, Robert Wheaton of Virginia and John Wheaton of California; special godson Joseph Van Wagenen; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to the Rome chapter of the SPCA, 6247 Lamphear Rd., Rome NY 13440.
You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.