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Dr. Robert C. Wheaton

May 20, 1929 March 18, 2018
Dr. Robert C. Wheaton
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Dr. Robert C. Wheaton, 88, of Burlington, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Aurora Memorial Hospital-Burlington.

Born May 20, 1929 in La Crosse, he was the son of Carroll and Theodora (U’Ren) Wheaton. He spent his early life in Fairchild, WI, Superior, WI and Stoughton, WI where he graduated from Stoughton High School. He furthered his education at UW Madison and UW School of Medicine.

On June 19, 1955 he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Wheaton. He served his Internship in Galveston, TX. In 1957 he entered the US Navy where he was stationed in Pensacola, FL, Miramar Naval Base in San Diego and Iwakuni, Japan where he was a Flight Surgeon. Upon return from the military he opened his private practice in 1959, which he maintained for 41 years. He served as Memorial Hospital Staff President and the Medical advisor for the Burlington Area Rescue Squad, was a member of the Board of Ethics at Burlington Hospital, a member of Cross Lutheran Church, PHI Beta PI Medical Fraternity, Racine Co. Medical Society, Wisconsin Medical Society, American Academy of Family Practice, Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association, where he served as President of the Burlington Chapter. He volunteered with the Racine Co. Boy Scouts where he served as the Regional Medical Director. He was Medical Director at Mount Carmel for 25 years, Medical Director of the Ski Patrol at Alpine Valley and a member of the Browns Lake Yacht Club. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, riding his motorcycle, playing tennis, deer hunting, snowmobiling, sailing and spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; children, David (Holly) Wheaton of East Troy, Dr. Doug (Dr. Jenny) Wheaton of Detroit, MI, Jules Wheaton of Burlington and Karen (Scott) Jehn of Wind Lake; grandchildren, Crysta (Adam) Wolter, Chandra (Matthew) Price, Max Wheaton, Maddie Wheaton and Quentin Jehn. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Chloe & Espen Wolter and Georgia & Grant Price; his sister, Connie Fellows; and nieces, Susan, Nancy and Pam. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to City of Burlington Rescue Squad or Aurora at Home Hospice.

A special thank you goes out to the Burlington Rescue Squad and the wonderful staff at Burlington Hospital ER and ICU, and Aurora at Home Hospice.

Services for Bob will be held Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. Visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Sunday, March 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Visitation

Sunday

25

Mar

2:00 PM 3/25/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/25/2018 5:00:00 PM
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home

625 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Service

Sunday

25

Mar

5:00 PM 3/25/2018 5:00:00 PM
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home

625 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Aurora At Home Hospice

116 N. Dodge St., Suite 8
Burlington, WI 53105

Burlington Rescue Squad

165 W. Washington Street
Burlington, WI 53105
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