Kathy Arlene Wheeler, loving wife and mother of two, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Kathy was born on March 9, 1960 in Bismarck, ND to Gary and Evona Ward. She graduated from Century High School in 1978 and worked for the state of North Dakota for over 40 years. On June 12, 1980, she married her best friend, Jim Wheeler. Together they raised two sons, Joshua and Gabriel.
Kathy had a passion for food. She enjoyed learning about and trying new foods, cooking, sharing food with others and shopping for food. Most would say she made the best knoephla soup around. More than food, she found immense joy in loving her grandchildren. She cherished her time with them and always had a treat or snack to share. Most of all, she loved her husband, her best friend. They were nearly inseparable and loved to cook and travel.
Kathy is survived by her husband Jim, her two children, Joshua (Tracy) and Gabriel (Shannon), her seven grandchildren, her sisters Tracy (Jerome), Gail, Wanda and Amy (Paul), father-in-law Jim and mother-in-law Pat, brother-in-law Paul (Michele) and sisters-in-law Kathleen (John) and Susan (Allen) and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Gary, and her mother, Evona.
A Celebration of life is planned for Saturday, May 1, 2021 beginning at 4 pm at the Anchor Bar.
The family would like to thank everyone for the incredible outpouring of support throughout this difficult time. It is clear she was loved by many.
Eddy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.