Vivian Elizabeth Wheeland, 97 of Patterson passed away Wednesday, August 5th at English Oaks Convalescent Hospital in Modesto.

Mrs. Wheeland was born in Fosston, Minnesota and was a resident of Patterson for 84 years. She was a homemaker and a cafeteria worker in the Patterson District School system for 10 years. Vivian was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Patterson and taught Sunday School there for many years. She was also a member of the Women of Life Group. Vivian enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Wheeland is survived by her sons, Vernon Wheeland of Crows Landing, William (Dolores) Wheeland of Patterson, Dennis (Rhonda) Wheeland of Patterson; daughters, Carolyn (Lou) Pickett of Modesto, Diana Wheeland of Patterson, Cynthia (Michael) Hoehn of Reno and Mary (Jose) Garcia of Modesto; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wheeland, sons Ron Wheeland and Daniel Wheeland, two brothers and two sisters.

A Graveside Service was held Wednesday August 12th at Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson.

Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.

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