William David Whalen, Sr.
12/13/1961 - 11/14/2020
Obituaries For William David Whalen, Sr.
William David Whalen, Sr., age 58, of Sparta, passed away peacefully and was welcomed into his heavenly home on Saturday, November 14, 2020 after a fierce battle with cancer. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mi. on December 13, 1961 to Richard and JoAnn (Dine) Whalen. Bill worked his career in construction and was a very detailed builder. He took great pride in his work and was an excellent woodworker. Bill was an amazing man who lived for, and loved, the outdoors. He especially loved spending time at his “paradise”, the cabin near Hardy Damn. Bill will live on forever in our hearts and memories. We all love you!
Bill is survived by, and will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Therese (Bartosiewicz) Whalen; sons, Bill Whalen, Jr. (Chelsi Stewart), Jeremy (Erin) Sova and Stacy Sova: 4 grandchildren, Hannah, Bryce, Liam and Kenslee: his mother, JoAnn (Stan) Rhew; brothers, Richard, Jr. (Roberta) Whalen, Steve (Roxi) Whalen, Robert (Lori) Whalen; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, Sr.
Services for Bill will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 7:00PM at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home in Sparta with Pastor Joey Kretoski officiating. Family will meet visitors at the funeral home beginning at 4:00 PM until the time of the service at 7:00PM.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Bill’s memory may do so to the American Cancer Society www.donate3.cancer.org.
(A Celebration of Life in honor of Bill will be held in the spring of 2021 after Covid-19 gathering restrictions have been lifted.)
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