Indy Racer Dan Wheldon’s St. Petersburg Funeral Plans and Memorial Video

By Barabara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Funeral services have been announced for two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and St. Petersburg resident Dan Wheldon.

The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg.

His window, Susie Wheldon, release a statement about the funeral “I know that Dan would have wanted the community to share in the celebration of his life and to grieve his passing.”

The statement added, “Although the last few days have been unbearable for our family, the overwhelming love and support we have received are rays of sunshine during these dark d.” “The outpouring of sympathy and condolences has been so comforting, and I want to thank everyone for their kind notes, letters, gifts and flowers.”

Wheldon is survived by his wife Susie and two young children, Sebastian and Oliver. He was 33.

Condolences may be sent to the Wheldon family. Address letters to The Wheldons, 9600 Koger Blvd N, Ste. 105, St Petersburg, FL 33702.

NASCAR drivers will honor Wheldon at this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

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