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Donald James Whalen

October 31, 1932 November 9, 2011
Donald James Whalen
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Obituary for Donald James Whalen

Donald James Whalen, a longtime resident of Milford, died November 9, 2011 in the care of his family.

Don worked over 30 years with Michigan Bell and was proudly retired. He enjoyed the challenge of odd projects and building things needed around the home. Don delighted in time spent with his family and loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren deeply.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Sandy; children, Wendy (Jim) Williams, Debra (Charles) Gelsinger, Ken (Bobbie) Whalen, Steve (Selene) Whalen, Mike (Tammy) Whalen, Shawna (Rick) Broida; his 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister, Vivian Scheans.

Don was preceded in death by one grandson.

Interment of ashes and Military Honors will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan, Wednesday, November 16th at 11 AM. Following the interment at the cemetery family and friends will gather at the Whalen family home for a memorial gathering and refreshments. For further information please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors at 248-684-6645.


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