Margaret A. (Gontero) Wheeler

October 6, 1926 ~ June 25, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Margaret Wheeler Obituary

Margaret A. Wheeler, age 96, of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, June 25, 2023 at Penn Highlands-DuBois after a short illness.  A daughter of the late Camiel and Ethel (Spangler) Gontero, she was born on October 6, 1926 in Bradford, PA.  On July 8, 1949 she married Richard C. Wheeler, who preceded her in death on January 28, 2008.

Along with her parents and her husband, Margaret was predeceased by: a brother, Donald Gontero; and her beloved Shih Tzu, Zoey.

Margaret is survived by: two sons, Charles Richard (Mary Jo) Wheeler of St. Marys and Raymond Lloyd (Lori) Wheeler of Johnsonburg; three grandchildren, Rebecca (Robert) Burns of Jeanette, PA, Brenda (Dr. Matthew) Conner of Murrysville, PA and Allyson (Calvin) Christoff of Vero Beach, FL; two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Lou Conner; and a sister, Linnea Gontero of St. Marys.

Margaret lived all her life in Johnsonburg until the past four years at Silver Creek Terrace and graduated from Johnsonburg Schools in 1944.  She worked in the Paper Mill Office in her youth; part time at Rinovato Pharmacy while raising her children; Johnsonburg Banks as a Demand Deposit Account Clerk and retired from PNC Bank in 1984.  She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, the St. John’s Lutheran Women, the Johnsonburg Senior Center and the 500 Card Club.  She was an avid bowler for several years and enjoyed golf at the Kane Country Club for more than twenty five years.

There will be no public visitation.

Funeral Services will be held, 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2023, at the St. John Lutheran Church of Johnsonburg with Vicar Kevin Schafer.

Interment will take place next to her husband in the McKean Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorials to the St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Johnsonburg Senior Center and will be accepting online condolences at the Ubel Funeral Home website(

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Funeral Service
June 30, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
325 Church Street
Johnsonburg, PA 15845


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