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Randall and Janniee Wheeler

    Janniee Wheeler, age 69, and Randall Wheeler, age 62 of York, NE, died on Friday, May 24, 2024 as a result of a car accident in York.

    Janniee was born on October 17, 1954 to Carl and Betty (Ulrich) Zublis in Sioux City, Iowa. She grew up in Wayne, NE and moved to Lexington, NE in the spring of 1974. She worked at Monroe Auto in Cozad, NE for a while, worked at Rice’s Market in Lexington, NE in the deli, and cleaned in the evenings after working in the deli during the day. She then met the love of her life, got married, and moved to York in the spring of 1989. She was a daycare provider for 32 years and loved all of the kids she took care of. Janniee loved to make her cakes and was always willing to help anyone in need. She crocheted baby blankets for every grandchild born, or anyone wanting a blanket. Everywhere she went, she had her bag of yarn with her.

    Randall was born on February 8, 1962 to Eugene C. (Butch) and Barbara A. (Coons) Wheeler in Lexington, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Untied Methodist Church. He attended Lexington Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1980. His family was avid campers in the school bus that his dad remodeled into a great camper. Most often they were at Johnson Lake or the annual trip to Colorado. The big family trip was to Yellowstone and on the way home through Rocky Mountain National Park. As a boy, he played some City Rec Baseball and was a Boy Scout. He was active in Youth Fellowship with his fellow Methodist Classmates. His Dad and Mom took them on a mission trip to Kansas City in that bus. As a teen, he worked for Doug Long with the bees, a job he loved. He joined the Coast Guard. In Basic Training an unknown bone issue made it so he had to resign. He then worked for Hennek’s Furniture and Appliance. They sent him to Whirlpool tech school. He made the decision to attend Wyoming Technical School to become a Diesel Mechanic graduating in March of 1988. After graduation he took a job with Sahling Kenworth Trucking, in York, NE, working there for 30 plus years. Then went to work for Selden Trucking for a short time. After a work accident and recovery, he found work with York County Roads Department driving a Maintainer. Randy loved to tease and pick on people.

    On March 19, 1988 Randall and Janniee got married at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington, NE. Randy welcomed, and loved Janniee’s four children. When the grandkids and great grandkids came along, he cherished all the times that were spent with them. Camping was Randy and Janniee’s favorite thing to do, it truly was their happy place. They loved Nascar races in Kansas. Nascar camping trips were the highlight, every year. Randall and Janniee will be mourned by the countless friends they met wherever they were camping. Together they loved camping, fishing, and hunting. They loved people and especially their family. They were each other’s love of a lifetime. They had a wonderful 36 years together, now forever in eternity.

    They are survived by their daughter Betty (Scott) Myers of Lincoln, NE; granddaughter Brittany (Spencer) Roy and their children Aliyah and Harley Jaras, Liam and Millie Roy of Bee, NE; grandson Christopher (Kayla) Myers and their children Kenneth and Harper Myers of Genoa, NE; son Dan (Priscilla) Jensen of Lincoln; grandson Daniel Jensen of Lincoln; granddaughter Sierra (Patrick) Lovell and their children Israella, Joshua, and Galilee of Lincoln; granddaughter Savannah (Bobby) Klaetsch of Lincoln; granddaughter Shelbi (Vasser) Williams and daughter Priscilla of Lincoln; son Bobby Jensen and Tera Smith of Franklin, NE; grandson Dennis Jensen of Lincoln; granddaughter Landyn (Dawson) Smith of Geneva, NE; granddaughter Jade (Matt) Ihde and their children Caylee and Noah of York; granddaughter Savana Smith and her children Jonathan and Lillian of York;  and son Bill Jensen of Lincoln.

    Janniee is survived by her brother Harold Hansen of Minneapolis, MN; Harvey (Denise) Hansen of Sioux City, IA; sister Micki (Tom) Webster of Inmankun; sister Pearl Harrison of Sioux City, IA; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.

    Randall is survived by his sister Tepricia (Louis) Reeder of Story City, Iowa; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.

    Janniee is preceded in death by her parents; Carl and Betty Zublis; sister Betty Potter, brothers Joe Zublis and David Zublis, grandma Jannie Weinland, granddaughter Jordyn Brown, niece Pam Hansen, and two great nephews.

    Randall is preceded in death by his parents; Gene and Barbara Wheeler, brother Brad Eugene Wheeler born at rest November 1958; grandparents Leroy and Elsie (Scranton) Wheeler, Joseph Wayne and Laceil (Phillips) Coons; uncle Dean and Shirley Wheeler, aunt Daryl Wheeler, uncle David Wheeler; cousins Barry Wheeler, Kevin Wheeler, Joel Bean; great niece Norah Neff.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Arbor Drive Community Church in York with the Reverend Jon Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Family will greet friends and neighbors from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Arbor Drive Community Church. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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