Wheeler–– Deane E., 85, former head of Vermont Job Service of the Department of Employment and Training, passed away on August 12, 2011 after an extended illness, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the United Church of Newport with Rev. Martha Peck and Rev. Steve Jungkeit officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the United Church of Newport, 63 Third Street, Newport, VT 05855 or Trout Unlimited, 233 Mill Street, Jeffersonville, VT 05464. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.
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