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Herbert H. "Herb" Wheeler

October 20, 1953 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Herbert H. "Herb" Wheeler Obituary

ATHOL- Herbert “Herb” Wheeler, 70, of Athol, MA passed away on December 31, 2023, after a very sudden decline in health.

Herb is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Colleen Wheeler, son Giles Wheeler and his spouse Jeymei, daughter Jenna Wheeler and significant other Alex, granddaughter Mackenzie, bonus grandchildren Coen, Brewer and Acelynn, sister Mary Carson and her spouse Ernie, brother Warren Wheeler and his spouse Marlene, sister-in-law Candice Starrett and significant other Dennis, sister-in-law Cynthia Perkins and her spouse Gary and many loved nieces and nephews. Herb was predeceased by his father Roland Wheeler, mother Barbara (Lloyd) Wheeler, sisters Ora Whiteneck, Evelyn Wheeler, Florence Mitchell, and brother Frank Wheeler.

Herb and Colleen were the owners of Flowerland in Athol, MA for 40 years. Herb had a love for designing flowers for all occasions where he touched the lives of many from making a bride’s vision come alive on her wedding day, helping with the last goodbye of a loved one with special flowers for the funeral, to surprise flowers on anniversaries and birthdays. He enjoyed having engaging conversations with his customers in the design room.

Herb played an active role in his community, he served as a member of North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Athol Revitalization Committee, Athol Decorating Committee, Board of Director for the Athol Credit Union, President of the Merchant Association, and that doesn’t even touch half of it.

Herb and Colleen were able to retire from the floral business in mid-June 2019. During retirement Herb enjoyed time spent watching sunsets, campfires, and pontoon boat rides at the island. He enjoyed tinkering around his home and dinner time conversations with his grandchildren. He loved to know how others viewed the world.

Herb loved to travel with Colleen. They traveled to Colorado to visit family, Hawaii to celebrate their anniversary, Aruba, and the Bahamas to get away from New England winters, California to visit with friends and family and take a tour of Alcatraz, Florida to attend a pre-season Red Sox game and many other adventures in between.

 Herb loved a good prank and putting smiles on everyone’s face. He gave so much and asked for so little.

“It’s not goodbye, it’s I’ll see you later.”- Herb Wheeler

Calling hours will be held on January 14, 2024 from 1-3 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.

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Visitation
Sunday
January 14, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Witty's Funeral Home
158 South Main Street
Orange, Massachusetts 01364

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