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Obituary: Doris Elaine (Burkstrand) Wheeler

December 10, 1946 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 74)
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Posted at 8:36 AM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 10:36:52-05

Doris Elaine Wheeler, 74, of Great Falls, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Born December 10, 1946 in Great Falls, MT to John and Caroline Meyer Burdstrand, Doris attended local schools and graduated from Great Falls High. Driving down Central Ave in town she met Harold Earl Wheeler Jr, the love of her life, and married him on October 10, 1964. They were together for over 56 years until her passing and were blessed with two children.

Her beloved Harold was a member of the U.S. Air Force, so the family moved around the world, from Texas, to Indiana, to Spain, to Greece, to California and even Great Falls, MT. She loved being a military wife and living around the world.

Doris was a homemaker, but also worked as a salesclerk, a flagger, a waitress, a casino attendant, whatever she could to help support the family. She loved spending time with her family, dancing and playing darts, playing bingo or going on gambling trips. She was a people person, never knew a stranger, and helped everyone that she could.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.