Obituaries

top banner

Obituary Listings

James E. Whelan

August 30, 1931 February 4, 2017
James E. Whelan
There are condolences waiting approval on James's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of James

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for James E. Whelan

LaSalle- James E. Whelan, age 85, of Lasalle, formerly Peoria, passed away at 2:29 AM on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at LaSalle Veterans Home.

Born August 30, 1931 in Peoria, he was a son to James Marks and Rutha Mae Higgins-Whelan. He was a graduate of Woodruff High School, and went on to honorably serve in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. In 1958 he married the love of his life Dalene Mohr in St. Bernard Catholic Church in Peoria. He worked as a production scheduler for Caterpillar for 45 years until his retirement. James was past president of TOBY Club. He was an avid bowler who loved playing cards and visiting with his friends. James enjoyed traveling with his family, cooking on the grill, and always found time to sip a good cup of coffee. He will be remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father and grandfather. James cherished the opportunity to take his wife to her favorite places. He was dearly loved and will be truly missed.

Survivors include his wife Dalene of Indianapolis, IN; two sons, Kevin Whelan of Seminole, FL and Timothy (Tere) Whelan of Dunlap; one daughter Maureen Whelan of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, Mariah, Corinne, Daniel, Aimee, Kyle, and Caitlin; as well as, one great-granddaughter Alaina.

James was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Kathleen Walters, and one brother Jerry Lee Whelan.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Recitation of the rosary will be at 4:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Jude Catholic Church. Father Patrick Henehan will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. An additional visitation will be held one hour prior to mass.

Memorials in James’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Feb

5:00 PM 2/10/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/10/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 4:30 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

11

Feb

9:30 AM 2/11/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 2/11/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

11

Feb

10:30 AM 2/11/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

Alzheimer's Association

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...