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Kristi Wheeler09/08/2020
Kristi Lynn Wheeler (formerly of Knoxville, Iowa) passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA where she had made her home for many years. Having suffered from multiple health issues throughout her life, Kristi is now free from pain and sorrow and in the arms of God.

Kristi was born to parents, James and Nancy Wheeler on June 28, 1967 in Knoxville, Iowa. Being the daughter in a military family, she grew up living on various posts and attended Army schools. The family returned to Knoxville, Iowa in time for Kristi to finish her schooling at Knoxville High School, attending there in 1983-1985.

Kristi relocated to California in 1988. There, her long-time occupation was as Legal Assistant to the Law Offices of Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips as well as Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher. Kristi also served in several other positions including as Secretary to a former Governor of California.

Kristi is survived by her two sons, Cameron Berton and Brendan (Buck) Wheeler. She is also survived by her sister Lisa (Wheeler) Wallace, her three brothers, Bradley Wheeler, Kurtis Wheeler, and Eric Wheeler as well as by her father, James L. Wheeler. She is preceded in death by her mother, Nancy C. (Umble) Wheeler.

Due to the ongoing national health crisis the family must reluctantly forgo a life celebration for Kristi with friends and family. Cremation was chosen and internment of her ashes will be completed on a later date at the graveside of her mother in Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Iowa.

The Family is very grateful for the sharing of your condolences, but declines any gifts, flowers, or donations. Kristi’s well-known love for the color purple and especially for fragrant Lilac Blooms in the Springtime leads us to encourage those who knew her best to plant a Lilac bush in her honor. She would be so pleased for you to pass by it and recall her cheerful laugh as time passes.