Tanya Marie (nee Weber) Wheeler, age 53, passed away in her home on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. A celebration of Tanya’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 833 Marschall Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379. Visitation will be held one-hour prior to services. Masks will be REQUIRED for all attendees and social distancing maintained. Family and friends who can’t attend in-person are invited to stream the service at the following link: Tanya Marie Wheeler Service (Meeting ID: 841 5387 2539 / Passcode: 799675).
Tanya “T” Marie was born on August 20, 1968 to Thomas and Linda (Kirchoff) Weber. The oldest of two siblings, Tanya grew up in Cannon Falls, MN with her brother, Anthony. Together, the family enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. Tanya was active in sports and loved to sing from an early age. After graduating Cannon Falls High School in 1986, she attended college at Inver Grove Community College before moving to Washington for a short time. When she moved back to Minnesota, Tanya began her career in retail in the south metro, working for Alamo Care Rental and ABRA Autobody before eventually spending 16 years at Marketplace Liquor in Savage, which she loved dearly. Always socializing, she could talk to anyone and never missed a chance to chat.
Tanya’s life was enriched when she met her best friend, Scott Wheeler. After dating for some time, they were united in marriage in Hastings, MN on February 29, 1992, a leap day. Scott and Tanya were blessed with two children, Jason and Jordan. Tanya had special relationships with both her daughter and son, raising Jason as her own when Scott came into her life. Together, they loved to travel as a family, going to Florida every year and later in life, traveling all over the world to places like Australia, Singapore, Spain, Dubai, and others. Tanya loved boating and going to the Campground with her family. She made sure they were on the road by 2:10PM sharp every Friday in the summer to get to the campsite, despite Scott not always being ready. If an activity had anything to do with socializing, Tanya was there. She loved to play cards, shop with her daughter, get her nails done, and enjoy playful banter with Scott.
Later in life, Tanya was blessed to be a grandma. She loved holding the babies, and always made sure gifts were given when they visited. “Gigi” always had a bag of gummy bears and a hot-wheels monster truck ready to go for the kids.
Tanya was always there when you need her. She was kind, free-spirited, and laid back. A witty story teller, with a touch of stubbornness and great sense of humor, Tanya will be greatly missed by her loving husband and best friend, Scott Wheeler; children, Jason (Catie) Wheeler, Jordan Wheeler; grandchildren, Aiden and Cohen Wheeler; father, Tom (DeAnn) Weber; mother, Linda Weber; and many other loving family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Tony Weber.Print Obituary & Condolences