Christopher ‘Chris’ C.Wheiland, 61
March 5, 1955 — Jan. 26, 2017

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Grafton Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory, 979 N. Green Bay Road, for Christopher “Chris” C. Wheiland of Milwaukee, who died on Jan. 17, 2017, at the age of 61 years from natural causes. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. For online condolences, please visit

Chris was born in Milwaukee on March 5, 1955, the son of the late John H. and Joan L. (nee Burbach) Wheiland. He was a graduate of Grafton High School. In his younger days, Chris was an avid golfer, bowler and an all-around outdoorsman. He loved watching professional wrestling and enjoyed going to see the Harlem Globetrotters.

Chris is survived by his siblings, John Jr., Joanne (Gary) Backhaus, James (Judy) and Joseph (Anne) Wheiland; nieces and nephews, Aaron (Jodi) Caprariello, Teresa (Nate) Wieztort, Jason (Tracy) Backhaus, Michael, Peter, Heather, Thomas and Kymber Wheiland; aunt, Eleanor (the late Charles) Burbach; uncles, Richard (Donna) Burbach and Lee (the late Margaret) Sniegowski; other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Joan and his brother, Thomas E. Wheiland.