Born: June 20, 1952
Died: February 24, 2014
Michael G. Whalen, 61, of Morton passed away at 11:25 p.m. Monday February 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
He was born June 20, 1952, to John W. and Margaret (O’Brien) Whalen.
He first married Nancy Smith then later married Michele Taylor Crawford on June 29, 2002, in Morton.
Surviving are his wife, Michele of Morton; son, Michael Whalen of Peoria; his mother, Margaret Whalen of Peoria Heights; two step-daughters, Lindsey (Chad) Bruso of Wilmette, IL, and Kelley Crawford of New Orleans, LA; one step-son, Bradley (Erin) Crawford of Solon, IA; four grandchildren, Colin, Aiden and Lauren Bruso and Nora Crawford; three sisters, Kathleen (Larry) Schwenger, Colleen Whalen and Maureen (Todd) Green all of Peoria; two brothers, James Whalen of Peoria Heights and Daniel (Maureen) Whalen of Peoria; four nieces; and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He worked in car sales for Uftring Auto Mall for many years.
Mike was a veteran of the Air Force as a sergeant from 1972-1976.
Memorial Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Rev. James Pallardy will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Additional visitation will 30 minutes prior to services at church. Cremation rites will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the ARK Animal Shelter, 477 State Route 26 Lacon, IL 61540.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.