Warren J. Wheeldon, age 93 of Gretna, formerly Nebraska City, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Gretna Community Living Center.
Warren James Wheeldon was born on July 7, 1925, in Burchard; the son of James and Elsie (Bromeier) Wheeldon.  His family later moved to Nebraska City where he graduated from Nebraska City High School with the class of 1943.  He married Betty “Penny” Stansbury on July 7, 1978, in Elk Point, SD.  They enjoyed 38 years together before Betty’s passing on Aug. 12, 2016.
Warren worked as a Boiler Maker for Local Union 83 for over 45 years.  He also did farm work and carpentry.  He had many hobbies, including making yard ornaments and nativity sets, needlepoint and traveling with Penny.
He is survived by his children:  Warren J. Wheeldon, Jr. and wife Louise of Gretna, Mary Jane Sawyer and husband David of Berthoud, Colo., Anne Keppler and husband Bill of Edmonds, Wash., Susy Bace and husband Dan of Omaha, Tom Wheeldon and wife Rogene of Lincoln and Ted Wheeldon and wife Tina of Axtell, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; step-children:  William Holliway and wife Kathy of Tampa, Fla., Randall Holliway and wife Brenda of Conyers, Ga., Michael Holliway and wife Marcia of Nebraska City and Sally Rumery of Hurst, Texas; 10 step-grandchildren and 12 great step-grandchildren; other family and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his wives:  Helen and Betty; his parents and sister Mildred Anker.
A Memorial Service was to be held on Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. The family was to greet friends prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Burial was to follow at Wyuka Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Church of Christ Building Fund (Nebraska City). Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.