Steven Eugene Wheland

08/16/1949 — 03/27/2013

From Richland, WA | Born in Huntington, PA

Steven Eugene Wheland

Steven Eugene Wheland, age 63, died on March 27th, 2013 in Kennewick, Washington after a long battle with cancer. Steve was born on August 16th, 1949 to Ed and Polly Wheland in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Steve had lived in Richland, Washington since 1979. Steve was a chemist for Test America Corporation. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1977. Steve had a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in New Testament Theology from Denver Baptist Seminary in Denver, Colorado. Steve was a member of Bethel Church in Richland, and he had served the Lord as a missionary in the Congo in Africa with African Inland Mission. Steve was a talented photographer, stamp collector, and model railroader. Steve was a member of the Tri-Cities Digital Camera Club and the Tri-Cities Stamp Club. Steve is survived by his parents, Ed and Polly Wheland of Center Union, Pennsylvania; his brother David Wheland, sister-in-law Michelle Knack Wheland, and niece Sarah Wheland of Richland, Washington; his uncle Ted Uttley of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and numerous family members, co-workers, and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his older brother, Edwin H. Wheland. A short graveside and burial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th at the Rocklyn Church Cemetery near Davenport, Washington. A Memorial Service celebrating Steve's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th at Memories at Sunset Event Center at 915 By-Pass Highway in Richland, Washington on.
Donations in Steve's memory may be made to Liberty Christian School in Richland, Washington or at www.libertychristian.net.

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  • To the family and friends of Steve;

    He was a man with a great heart, keen wit, love for history, and a love especially for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – I had the privilege of knowing him through working on Africa mission projects with him through church. He will be missed by all of us.

    Bob Billow
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I was very saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I met him several years ago at Bethel Church. He was a good man, and a credit to his community and his faith.

    Mark Jensen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Steve was my friend; he was my debate partner, my ghost town and photo buddy and especially my Computer and Chemistry pal! He coached me at work and made me laugh. Up until the end he educated me sharing the great news of our Lord and Savior- Jesus Christ. I know I will see my friend again; we will laugh and share good times.

    Don Petty
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, Benton
  • I always enjoyed seeing Steve at Stamp Club, and his occasional visits to get stamps. He was a very knowledgeable collector, and enjoyable person to talk with.

    Steve Recher
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • To the family of Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Steve through the Tri City Digital Photo Club. Quiet and easy to be around, I always enjoyed when he joined us on field trips. May he rest in peace…and Steve, I bet you are getting some amazing shots from up there! God bless you.

    Judi
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • To the family and friends of Steve;

    He was a man with a great heart, keen wit, love for history, and a love especially for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – I had the privilege of knowing him through working on Africa mission projects with him through church. He will be missed by all of us.

    Bob Billow
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I was very saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I met him several years ago at Bethel Church. He was a good man, and a credit to his community and his faith.

    Mark Jensen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Steve was my friend; he was my debate partner, my ghost town and photo buddy and especially my Computer and Chemistry pal! He coached me at work and made me laugh. Up until the end he educated me sharing the great news of our Lord and Savior- Jesus Christ. I know I will see my friend again; we will laugh and share good times.

    Don Petty
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, Benton
  • I always enjoyed seeing Steve at Stamp Club, and his occasional visits to get stamps. He was a very knowledgeable collector, and enjoyable person to talk with.

    Steve Recher
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • To the family of Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Steve through the Tri City Digital Photo Club. Quiet and easy to be around, I always enjoyed when he joined us on field trips. May he rest in peace…and Steve, I bet you are getting some amazing shots from up there! God bless you.

    Judi
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • I knew Steve through the TriCity Digital Photography Club. I’m so sorry for his family’s loss. He was a good man and will be missed.

    Karen Norton

    Karen Norton
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA