Laurel Wheeler (Schmid)
Laurel L. Wheeler, 93, of Barkhamsted, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Masonicare in Wallingford, CT. She was born on January 22, 1924, in Poughkeepsie, NY; a daughter of the late Julian and Lizette (Uffen) Schmid. Laurel received her Professional degree as a Registered Nurse and worked for many years caring for others. She was a member of the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and Order of the Eastern Star. Laurel’s caring personality really exemplified in her work with special children who have mental challenges. In her free time she enjoyed watching golf.
She is survived by her three children, Fern Strong, Susan Salster, and T. Paul Wheeler; grandchildren, Christina, Brian, and Kim Strong, Lisa Sweitzer and her husband Keith, Matthew Wheeler, and Evan Wheeler and his wife Jackie; two great- grandsons, Nate and Kaleb Strong; two half brothers, Arthur Rice and his wifeDana and Lester Rice, and many nieces and nephews. Laurel was predeceased by her husband Thurlow G. Wheeler, two brothers, Raymond and Roy Schmid, and a half-brother, Arthur Rice.
All services are private. Vincent Funeral Home has been
entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit Laurels’ Book of Memories at
www.vincentfuneralhome.com to leave condolences.