Obituary for Robert Fredrick Whalen

Robert Fredrick Whalen

Birth Date: Mar. 28th, 1925
Date Passed: Jul. 6th, 2015


Robert (Bob) Fredrick Whalen passed July 6, 2015 at the Poppen Hospice Residence surrounded by his loving children. Bob was born on May 28, 1925 to Fredrick Whalen and Irma (Rollenhagen) Whalen-Page in Ravenna MI. After graduation from Ravenna High he joined the Navy and served as a Radioman from 1943-1946. He married Olena “Lee” Sorensen in 1946. He worked at Continental Motors and retired in 1987. Lee proceeded him in death in 1991 after 44 years of loving marriage. He then married his High School Sweetheart Doris (Anderson) Klein on March 14, 1992,. She proceeded him in 2006 after 14 years of happy marriage. Bob has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. His family is grateful for the wonderful caregivers he had in his home and then at Brookhaven. Bob was a good man, a hard worker, a loving husband, a kind father, and a faithful friend. Bob is survived by: Children – Bill (Barb) Whalen of Ionia, Anna (Larry) Hanks of Muskegon and Ellen (Dale) Hobart of Twin Lake, Grandchildren: Bill Whalen, April Taylor, Ben (Ami) Hynig, Samantha (Hammad Hafeez) Hynig, Alex (Ashleigh) Hobart, Derrick (Kristin Flejszar) Hobart, LeeAnn (Chad) Lawie. and several great grandchildren. 7 Step Children. Bob leaves behind his special friend, Pat Wagner. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:00am at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna. Burial will be at Sunrise Memorial. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends and again on Thursday 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers please consider Harbor Hospice Poppen House. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Jul. 8th, 2015 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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11:00am on Jul. 9th, 2015 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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on at
Sunrise Memorial Garden
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