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Donald E. Wheat

Donald E. Wheat, 81, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 at Heartland Community Baptist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in Charles City, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to

Donald E. Wheat
Donald E. Wheat

Don was born the son of Elmer and Pearl (Metz) Wheat on July 26, 1938 in Charles City, Iowa. He graduated from Charles City High School. Don married Linda L. Swartzrock on June 27, 1959 in Charles City. They moved to Sioux City in 1968.

Don was a gas serviceman before owning and operating Wheat & Son Heating and Cooling.

He enjoyed working on and restoring old antique cars. He made several mission trips with his wife to minister to children and help build schools.

He was a member of Heartland Community Baptist Church.

Don is survived by two sons, James (Lisa) Wheat of Glenwood, Iowa and Mike (Susie) Wheat of Smithland, Iowa; three brothers, Duane (Jan) Wheat of Bremerton, Washington, Robert (Shirley) Wheat of Aurora, Colorado, and Kenneth Wheat of Greene, Iowa; sister, Shirley Huskins of Oregon City, Oregon; five grandchildren, Kyle (Ashley) Wheat, Zach (Katie) Wheat, Alisha (Nick) Lanning, Nathan Wheat, and Lacey Wheat; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Kay (Richard) Uetz of Charles City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and two sisters, Dorothy and Mary.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent in Don’s name to Heartland Community Baptist Church to be used for mission trips.