James Whalen, age 89, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 31st, 2018

Whalen, JamesJames “Jim” Michael Whalen, 89, of Lombard died on March 30 peacefully at home surrounded by the loving care of his wife, children and grandchildren.  Jim, born on June 28, 1928 in Evanston, was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Roach) Whalen.

He was predeceased by his parents, son Edward, and siblings Edward, William, Thomas, and John.  Jim is survived by his loving wife, Bernadette nee Hynes.  Their 60-year marriage was blessed with 6 children: Mary Therese (Mike) Peters, Michael (Inge) Whalen, Peter (Shelia) Whalen, Edward Whalen, Ann (Mark) Brinkman, and Elizabeth (Bob) Grogan.  Jim is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his sister Mary.

Jim was a devoted husband and incredible father and grandfather.  He had a sharp wit and endless humility.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who meant everything to him.

Funeral Prayers will be held Tuesday, April 3rd, at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations made in Jim’s memory to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL  60148.

For more information 888-629-0094.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mike Delich says:

    Immediate prayers to the Whalen family.
    Mike you and your family
    Are in my prayers.
    God bless..

    Mike Delich

  2. Cheryl says:

    My heart goes out to the family! Longevity is certainly a blessing, and death at any age is too soon. Death is unnatural and not a part of God’s original purpose, so for good reason the Bible calls death an enemy- one that God through Jesus Christ will soon eliminate (1 Corinthians 15:26). May this hope bring the family comfort during this difficult time. Click on the link for more comforting thoughts: http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/dead-live-again-tract/

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  4. Diane Helmold says:

    RIP Mr. Whalen. You have so much to be grateful and proud of. You have a beautiful family!You have left a wonderful legacy. Your thoughtful children were with you every step of the way. I pray your wife and family and friends find peace in the challenging times ahead.
    My prayers go out to everyone

  5. Mark Whalen says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man who loved and cherished his family. Please know that we will keep him and your family in our prayers

  6. Richard Figiel says:

    My prayers are with your family God watch over all of you and give you strength to deal with in your deepest time of need

  7. Mary (Schneider) & Russ Ignasiak says:

    My thoughts and condolences are with you and your family Aunt Bernadette. I have such great memories of Uncle Jim!

  8. ValerieHoffman says:

    Sending Condolences Mary to You & Your Families.

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