About Benjamin Wheeler


"His headlong rush through life was contagious."

Ben Wheeler was an irrepressible young boy who dreamed of being an architect, a paleantologist and a lighthouse keeper all at once. In public settings like school or church, people always knew when Ben was around. There was nothing on his dial between one and eleven; nothing moved quickly enough for him and the joy he showed in his headlong rush through life was contagious. Quick to smile, quick to laugh, eyes sparkling always with his love of everything (and a good deal of mischief) he was an energetic spirit who filled lives with a delightful noise.

At Ben’s memorial service the church was filled with images and models of Ben’s beloved lighthouses. Now Ben Wheeler is a lighthouse for all of us.