Patricia Dahl Whaley
1930 - 2021
{ "" }
Share
Share Patricia's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
90, of Broadview Hts (OH), passed away Jan 9, 2021. Born in Hibbing, MN on October 22, 1930 to Arthur and Julia (Katzele) Dahl, graduated from Hibbing High School in 1948, married the love of her life, Henry P. Whaley, in 1950. They raised five children in Aurora, MN, Sept Iles, Quebec and finally Broadview Hts. They traveled throughout the country especially to Civil War battlefields, sharing their love of learning and history which has been passed on to their family. These vacations left cherished memories. After Henry's death in 1999, she continued her journeys, expanding to 5 continents and 50 states. She was happiest planning a trip. Pat was a life-long learner, tackling new languages, sport or technology. A passion for genealogy led her to travel throughout the country and the world developing the family tree. She was a founding member of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society and a board member of the Western Reserve Genealogical Society. A former church organist, Pat's faith was her touchstone. She found life-long comfort in the strength and guiding values she received from her Savior. An avid sports fan she loved to hear of her grandchildren's sporting activities and enthusiastically cheered the Cleveland teams.Pat was predeceased by her husband and parents. She is survived by her children Mary Kiefer (Jay), Hudson, OH; Henry, Parma, OH; David (Stacey), Northfield, VT; Fredrick, Broadview Ht, OH; and James (Carolyn), St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Rebecca Clifford (Sam); Stephen Whaley (Maureen); Emily Kiefer (Matt Thomson); Julia Corrigan (Patrick); Laura Kiefer; Kevin Whaley; Brian Whaley (Vicki); Billy and Sarah Whaley; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jacob Grogan; Julia and Nadine Whaley; Fiona Corrigan. Pat shared a special bond with her sister, Caroline Andrican (Boris) Hibbing, MN. A private celebration of Pat's life will be held. If you wish memorial gifts may be made to Grace Lutheran Church 4010 9th Ave. West, Hibbing, Mn 55746 or Northeast Ohio SPCA 9555 Brookpark Rd, Parma, Oh 44129.


To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Plain Dealer from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by The Family
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
10 entries
January 18, 2021
The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society extends sincere sympathy to the Whaley family. We're grateful for Patricia's assistance in founding our group and her sustaining work in Northeast Ohio's genealogy community.
Jane Gramlich
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Dear Whaley family,
we could like to express aur condolences to the loss of Patsy.
We have always been very happy about your letters and your visits to Germany.
She has always kept the relationship between aur families alive.
We like to think back to that time.
Ernst und Anita Voit with Gerlinde und Irmtrud and the families
Irmtrud Beutelspacher
January 17, 2021
Dear Whaley family,
we could like to express aour condolences to the loss of Patsy.
We have always been very happy about your letters and your visits to Germany.
She has always kept the relatioships berween our families alive.
We like to think back to that time.

Ernst und Anita Voit with Gerlinde und Irmtrud an families
Germany
Irmtrud Beutelspacher
January 15, 2021
She was a special person. She loved her traveling with her sister Caroline,they visited many places. Aunt Pat always sent lovely letters to us telling about all her excursions that they both did. We will miss her dearly. Our deepest condolences to all family members. Love Margie and Clem Lex
Margie
Family
January 15, 2021
I worked with and for Henry for many years, and had the pleasure of talking to Pat at numerous social occasions. She was an intelligent, active, strong-willed lady; definitely a match for Henry! I'm so glad she lived such a long and fruitful life.
Richard Fink
Friend
January 14, 2021
Sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Laura Scherer
Friend
January 14, 2021
Memorial Tree
Plant Memorial Trees
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Amanda Osborn
January 14, 2021
Where do I begin.....both you and Henry were like surrogate parents to me when Lloyd passed away. Always there with an ear and shoulder to listen and cry upon. You were so wonderful to Marc and Jess as they grew up next door to you. We all have such fond, amazing memories living next to you for 35 years. You will be greatly missed. I've already given my parents the heads up to find you in heaven and you all can reminisce over good times. Give Henry a hug and kiss from me. All my love. To the entire Whaley family, my deepest condolences for your loss. She was an incredible force!
Thereisa Filer
Neighbor
January 14, 2021
Dave - Diane Weggler passed on the sad news to me. I just sent an email with your mom's obituary to a number of ruggers. With you!
Bill Walsh
Friend
January 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John mazur
Friend
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences