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Hilda S. Whalen

November 8, 2019 January 3, 2014
Hilda S. Whalen
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Hilda S. Whalen, nee Spangle, age 94, a 10-year resident of Holley Court Terrace in Oak Park, formerly of DesPlaines, IL, passed away at home at Holley Court on January 3, 2014. Hilda was born on November 8, 1919 in St. Louis, MO, to the late Lloyd and Theda Spangle. After graduating from Rock Island (IL) High School she married Paul V. Whalen in 1942 and lived in the Quad Cities area of Iowa, later Marengo, IL until moving to DesPlaines where she and Paul raised their family. Hilda cherished her new friends at Holley Court, and took great joy watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren in musical, dramatic and sporting events; she also loved cooking and reading with them. Hilda was an Executive Secretary for the National Association of Independent Insurers until her retirement in 1984. Mrs. Whalen was preceded in death by her beloved husband Paul Whalen and her grandson Patrick Lawson. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Dennis) Lawson of Davenport, IA and her son James (Carolyn Kalina) Whalen of Oak Park, IL. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Cathleen (Gregory) Anderson; Constance (Robert) McCain; and Lucas and Paul Whalen. She was great grandmother of Forrest and Molly Anderson, and Erin and Kalen McCain; and dear sister of the late Florence Spangle. She is also survived by her devoted caregiver of four years Ruby (Leo) Oliveros and daughter Kourtney. Visitation is Monday January 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 528 Lathrop Ave., River Forest, IL. Interment is at All Saints Cemetery in DesPlaines. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the nonprofit Vitas Community Connection c/o Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 580 Waters Edge, Lombard, IL. 60148 for special end-of-life patient care programs.


Monday, January 27 10 a.m.

St. Luke Church 528 Lathrop Ave, River Forest


Monday, January 27 9 to 10 a.m.

St. Luke Church 528 Lathrop Ave, River Forest

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