Samuel Lawrence Wheaton

God called Samuel Lawrence Wheaton home with the Angels on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Samuel was born on May 7, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, the beloved son of Lawrence and Debra (nee Grosskopf) Wheaton of West Bend.

Samuel is survived by his proud big sister, Sydney Wheaton of West Bend; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Janice Grosskopf; his paternal grandparents Lawrence and Paula Wheaton; his maternal great-grandpa, Edgar Grosskopf; his paternal great-grandma, Eleanor Wheaton; his maternal aunts and uncles, Stephanie (Steve) Gilland and Tera (Troy) Fox; his paternal aunt and uncle, Sarah (Mike) Heinen; his maternal cousins, Lindsey, Nicholas, Logan and Luke Gilland; his paternal cousins, Mackenzie and Benjamin Heinen; and his maternal second cousins, Lilly and Levi Gilland.

He is further survived by his Godparents, Dave and Cathy Stadelmann, and many other close relatives and friends of the family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Ilean Grosskopf, and Herbert and Hazel Boedeker; and his paternal great-grandparents, Charles Wheaton, and Seldon and Jeanette Grote.

A Mass of Christian Burial in memory of Samuel will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend, with Father Jeffrey Haines officiating.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday at the church from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Samuel will forever be in our hearts. We love you dearly and always will.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is serving the family.

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