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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • James Douglas (J.D.) Whelan

  • A Mass of Christian burial for James Douglas (J.D.) Whelan, 65, of Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. William Catholic Church, Perry, with Father John Henderson officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery, rural Center.
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  • A Mass of Christian burial for James Douglas (J.D.) Whelan, 65, of Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. William Catholic Church, Perry, with Father John Henderson officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery, rural Center.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m., Sunday evening at St. William Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
    Mr. Whelan passed away at 1:55 p.m. July 9, 2014, at Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia.
    He was born August 31, 1948, in Monroe County, the son of Douglas James and Mary Elizabeth Thomas Whelan.
    He was married to Brenda Joyce Bowling on October 29, 1966, in Perry, and she survives.
    Other survivors include his mother of Perry; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cheryl Ann Isgrig of Hallsville, and Sherri Leigh and Doug Bobzien of Hospers, Iowa; seven brothers and their wives, Kenny and Rhonda Whelan of Mexico, Gerald and Morgan Whelan, Dan and Shari, and Steve and Marsha Whelan, all of Hannibal; Mike and Sheila Whelan of Douglasville, Ga., Brent and Dawn Whelan of Jefferson City, and David Whelan of Columbia; five sisters and their husbands, Virginia and Don Cruise of York, Penn., Rose Woodhurst and Jane and Steve Hickman, all of Perry, Ruth Whelan of Thompson Station, Tenn., and Debbie and Eddie Morawitz of Hannibal; and one grandchild, Dalton Wade Isgrig of Hallsville.
    He was preceded in death by his father.
    Mr. Whelan was a lifetime area resident  and member of St. William Catholic Church. He worked in manufacturing as a supervisor at A.B. Chance Co. for 28 years and as a manager at B&K Manufacturing for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, and his family.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be his brothers and his grandson.
    Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.
     
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