MORTON - Michael G. Whalen, 61, of Morton passed away at 11:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at OSF Saint 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 stepdaughters, Lindsey (Chad) Bruso of Wilmette, Ill., and Kelley Crawford of New Orleans, La.; one stepson, Bradley (Erin) Crawford of Solon, Iowa; 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 U.S. Air Force as a sergeant from 1972 to 1976.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. James Pallardy will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday 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.
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