Lindel (Lindy) Lee Wheeler, 61, of New Meadows, Idaho, fell into eternal sleep in his wife’s arms at 3:30 p.m. at his home on August 24, 2016.
He was born July 5, 1955, in Quincy, Illinois, a son of Wendel and Thelma (Broeker) Wheeler. Siblings include Susan Shelton of Newark, Missouri; William Wheeler of Lake St. Louis, Missouri; Nancy (John) Ernst of Rocky Mount, Missouri; Karen (Randy) Scoggin of LaBelle, Missouri; Cathy Howe of Newark, Missouri, and Warner Wheeler of North Dakota.
Lindy spent his life working on muscle cars for collectors and operating “Lindy’s” mechanic shop outside Riggins, Idaho. He was a man of many talents and utilized that talent to help others: he poured cement foundations, ran electrical wiring, installed plumbing, and put roofing on for people in the community.
He had many pastimes that he enjoyed: hiking the mountains, snow skiing, fishing in the Little Salmon that runs through his backyard, and making wood furniture and cabinets. He also gardened and landscaped his yard as well as the yards of his close friends. Lindy enjoyed life and it reflected in everything he did, from the way he mastered the BBQ pit to serve his guest, to the jovial persona he always had about him. Everything was larger than life and better because that is who he was. Those people that truly knew Lindy, will never forget him.
Lindy enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Stephanie (Pollard); daughters, Christina Wheeler of Jackson, Missouri; Kayla (John) Demlow of Ellsworth, Illinois; and son, Kyle (Jamie) Wheeler of Ellsworth, Illinois; stepdaughters, Jennifer (Brad) West of Clearfield, Utah, and Kelly Price of Rochester, Minnesota. Grandchildren include Braxton West and Haley Wheeler.
Lindy was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wendel and Thelma Wheeler, and his brother–in-law, Stan Shelton.
A “Celebration of Life” party was held in his honor in Pollack, Idaho, and memorials can be made to the Little Salmon Church of Pollack, Idaho.