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Nathan Wheale

May 28, 2009 — February 13, 2023

Nathan Tyler Wheale passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on February 13, 2023 after bravely battling multiple respiratory illnesses. He was 13 years old.



Nathan, aka Naners, and aka Nay Nay, was born on May 28, 2009 in Phoenix Arizona. Nathan enjoyed what most young boys do, playing video games and building with Legos but even with the difficulty Nathan had with his asthma and respiratory issues, he had a strong love for sports. He played baseball for a couple of years and his parents were able to even able to assist in coaching him one year. He played several years of AYSO Soccer where his "Papa" was able to coach him one of those years. He also had a fascination with bull riding and attended Cody Custers Youth Bull Riding Clinic. This last year he even rode steers out at Dillon's Western Trails Ranch where is entire family showed up to cheer him on. But as far as sports, football was his favorite of all. Because of his respiratory health, he went year after year not being able to play but this last year, he joined and was able to play. His face would light up when he put on the pads, helmet and uniform. Finally, his dream was being fulfilled.



For such a young age, Nathan had a vast knowledge of cars and trucks especially classic cars. He could see a classic car at a distance and tell you the year, make, and model and often times even the type and size engine that was installed in that vehicle with astounding accuracy. His favorite TV shows were about cars and trucks such as Rust Valley Restorers and Car Masters.



Nathan's smile would light up any room and his huge heart was something that caught everyone's attention that knew him. He loved his family deeply and was always a big help with his younger siblings. Nathan's sweet personality and lovable laugh will be missed greatly by friends and family.



Nathan was preceded in death by his grandfather Ian James Wheale. Nathan leaves behind his father and mother, Kyle James and Melissa Annette Wheale, his siblings, Ashtun McFarland and Tate, Ryatt, Adalee and Ezra Wheale. In Arizona, he leaves behind his grandmother and grandfather, Elizabeth (Toni) and Kyle "Papa" DeLoria. His grandfather Brian McFarland, great grandmother Virginia McFarland and uncle Cory McFarland as well as his Aunt Jessica Foucault, Uncle George Hershkowitz and cousin Braydon Hershkowitz and his Uncle Travis and Aunt Natalie Hearn along with his cousins, Kylie, Josiah and Jazzy and cousins Elizabeth Bailey, Gianna and Novalee Cotromano and Christian Tanner. In Minnesota, he leaves his Uncle Matt Foucault and his cousins Gavin, Jersey, Jaymyson and Zaylee Foucault. In Florida he leaves his grandmother Cathy Calvert-Zappulla and great grandmother Jo Calvert along with his Uncle AJ and Aunt Angela Brown, his cousin Aiden Brown and Uncle Andy and Aunt Samantha Wheale and cousin Jeremy Wheale. There have also been so many more people that have been so very close in Nathan's life that have been more as family than friends, such as the entire Custer family, the Melendez/Miller families just to name a few. The Wheale family would also like to extend a special thank you to the Toni Hershkowitz family.



His service will be held on March 4, 2023 at 10:00am at Mount Hope Assembly of God and the Burial Service will be at 11:00am at the Wickenburg Cemetery. There will be a special Celebration of Life held at Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon in New River immediately following the burial service.
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