Casey Ryan Wheeler was born in Ogden, Utah, on May 24, 1977. The son of Robyn and Stephen Wheeler and the youngest of four children, he grew up in Morgan, Utah. He was an active child with an extreme love of sports, undeniable determination, and a charismatic sense of humor. His athletic escapades included countless ice hockey games on the neighbor’s frozen pond with his childhood friends. However, even as a young man, his extreme caring and generosity towards others contradicted his true age. True to his giving nature, he served an LDS mission in London, England.
Like the charming romantic he was, Casey proposed to his cherished sweetheart on a sunset plane ride. He was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple to the love of his life, Angela Silver, on July 22, 2005. They welcomed two children into their family: Max, now 5 years of age, and Tenley who just turned 3. Casey adored spending time with his family. He taught his son and daughter the true meaning of love and the art of sincere forgiveness. He enjoyed playing basketball and the occasional round of golf. He was also very active in his Syracuse LDS Ward, especially with the Young Men’s Program. He relished contributing his time assisting others in need, and constantly would strive to inspire others to reach their ultimate potential.
Casey graduated from Weber State University with a bachelors degree in business, emphasis in marketing.
Casey had battled with brain cancer since May 2, 2011. Showing the heart and courageousness of a true warrior, he fought with every ounce of strength that God had bestowed upon his body and spirit. He surpassed all expectations of the doctors, enduring rigorous treatments, two extensive surgeries and countless setbacks. His fierce determination to stay on this Earth for every moment that he could with his loved ones was a show of strength that may only be replicated by a chosen few, but will inspire everyone who ever knew him. On Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 2:31am Casey passed through the veil. Surrounded by his treasured family and loved ones, he once again returned to his Heavenly Home to watch over and protect them from above, just as he had when he walked upon this Earth.
Casey is survived by his wife Angela Wheeler and his two young children: Max and Tenley. He is also survived by his mother and father, Robyn and Stephen Wheeler, and his siblings: Monica (Ben), Brant (Jennifer) and Mark (Laura) and their families.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Morgan Stake Center, 355 N. 700 E., Morgan. Friends may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Morgan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 1st Bank in Morgan under the account of “Kickin’ Cancer for Casey.”