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Jon Ernest Wheaton
  • Calhoun County Animal Shelter
    165 South Union Street
    Battle Creek, MI 49014
  • Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor
    1600 Washington Heights
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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“Sorry for your loss! ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff & Nicole Roy - Battle Creek, MI

“Jon was a great influence delivering mail. Enjoyed working every day with him. Peace to his family and to him ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Chuck Reed - Battle Creek, MI

“I am saddened by the news of Jon's passing. As a new hire at the post office in the 70's, I looked up to Jon as a mentor. New to the work of letter...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: William Schaeffer - Union City, MI

“Cathie I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Sending thoughts your way. Hold your memories close to your heart. Helene Wright ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Helene Wright - Union City, MI

“Mark, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. May all of your beautiful memories bring you comfort during this very difficult time. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Delores Cox - Kentwood, MI

“We extend our sincere sympathy for your loss. May you take comfort in the many special memories you hold. Jim and Mary Faber ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Faber - Battle Creek, MI

“Thinking of your family at this difficult time. You all are loved by all. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Chrystal Mills - Bowling Green, KY

“Cathie,Please know you and your family are being lifted up in prayer. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Melanie Brown - Ladoga, IN

“Praying that our Lord's love and grace will sustain Cathie and family. Jon was a special uncle and friend. He was close to my brother Jeff and I...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Gerald (Jerry) Cable - Columbus, OH

“Our hearts are with you. Love and prayers. Linda and JERRY Scott ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Scott - Fort Myers, FL

“So very sorry to hear about your husband, Cathie. Remember the good times you had together. Hugs. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Magers-Markovich - MI

“Cathie, I'm very sorry about Jon. I know that as many years as you been married, you will miss him very much. My sympathies. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Carl Di Maria - Grand Rapids, MI

“We always sadden with passing of loved ones yet my thoughts are to all the caring and support my uncle provided to so many. How do very fortunate to...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Cable - Ocala, FL - Family

“Cathie, My thoughts & sympathy are with you & your family. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Betty Vaughan - Battle Creek, MI

“Sherry, I hope all of your wonderful memories get you through these difficult times. Peace. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jim McHale - Ridgeland, MS

“My deepest sympathy and know that Bob will be joined by another great Michigan Wolverine rooter. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: LINDA SNYDER - Livingston, TX

“So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry and Bonnie Saffell - FL

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Jon E. Wheaton, 79, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, died peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Jon, the son of Levi E. and Bessie I. (Weaver) Wheaton, was born October 23, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and attended Kellogg Community College. Jon was employed as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 34 years, retiring in 1993.

Jon was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Catharine "Cathie" Buckley, on September 9, 1961 at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are Cathie, his wife of 57 years; his children, Sherry (John) Wert of Rosemont, PA, Mike (Julie) of Kalamazoo, Kristie Lowry of Blacksburg, VA, Mark (Jane) Wheaton of Alto, Jeffrey (Lisa) Wheaton of Battle Creek, Dave Wheaton of Abilene, TX, Greg Wheaton of Belleville; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren (with more on the way); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters: Joanne Wheaton, Jeanne Cable, Joy Blanchard, Josephine Brown and Joyce Wheaton.

Jon was a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. He was an avid University of Michigan sports and marching band fan and an enthusiastic Chicago White Sox fan. He loved reading books of all genres (but especially The Baseball Encyclopedia), watching classic movies and listening to music, especially jazz and big band music. Jon was lovingly referred to as "Grumpy" by his grandchildren. His family was his pride and joy; his love for them was strong and unfailing, and it endures beyond his passing.

Friends will be received from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. John D. Fleckenstein at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter, 165 S. Union St., Battle Creek, MI 49014 or the Ronald McDonald House, 1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at