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Venita Sue Wheeler (Laser)



Disability Advocates

of Kent County

3600 Camelot Dr. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Venita Sue Wheeler (Laser), age 85 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Alto, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Venita was born in Colfax Township, Michigan on March 14, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Dorothy Laser; younger sister, Beverly Brack; and her beloved husband of 66 ½ years, James Amos Wheeler. Venita and James wed on November 18, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Rodney, Michigan. She is survived by three children, Ralph Curtis (Janet) Wheeler, Jamie Sue (Joel) Moran, and Ellen Lynn (Paul) Seese; nine grandchildren, James (Marisa) Wheeler, Brandee (Ricardo) Williams, Heather (Brian) Hazelett, Angela (Todd) Osborn, Robert (Maggie) Moran, Josh Moran, Ashly Moran, Leannah Seese, Raymond (Aminat) Seese; sisters, Shirley Wheeler, Nancy (Larry) Karcher; brothers, Kenneth Laser, Gordon Laser; several great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and very special cousins Ed and Joan Wheeler. Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. at Raybrook Manor Chapel, 2121 Raybrook SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Venita’s nephew, Scott Karcher officiating. Interment Bowne Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Disability Advocates of Kent County, 3600 Camelot Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or online at

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  1. Wonder memories of Venita from the years she worked at Lowell Area schools.

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