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James "Jim" Michael Vincent Whalen

July 7, 1948 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 69)

James "Jim" Michael Vincent Whalen, 69, of Morning Sun, died at 5:53 PM Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Born July 7, 1948, in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Kelly Whalen. He married Judith Rosenau, they later divorced.

He worked at Eagle Supermarket in Burlington for 25 years as a stocker. He also worked at Experion Metro Mills in Mt. Pleasant for five-and-a-half years as a machine operator.

He graduated from New Rochelle High School in New York. 

He enjoyed fishing, reading books, cruising and writing letters.

Survivors include  two daughters, Kristina Jeschke of Las Cruces, NM; Candi (Gary) Hawkins of Morning Sun; two sons, Bryce Devol of Rockford IL, and Chad Boline of Iowa City; three grandchildren: Whitney Hawkins, Kent Savage II, and Alexis Scott; three great-grandchildren: Navaeh Savage, Kent Savage III, and Konner Savage; his ex-wife, Judith Rosenau of Reinbeck, IA; and one brother, Robert  (Marion) Thomas of Palm Coast, FL.

He was preceded in death by his partner Barbara Boline Whalen, his parents, one brother, Edward Whalen, and one sister, Rita Moore. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

A visitation will be held at a later date. 

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