Dorothy L. Whalen
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Location: Evergreen Cemetery
Friday, December 31, 1926
Date of Death:
Sunday, December 24, 2017
90 years old
Dorothy L. Whalen
Dorothy L. Whalen of Rochester, MN passed peacefully on December 24, 2017. She was born December 31st, 1926, the daughter of the late Elmer and Ida Johnson.
Dorothy always treasured her time with family and especially loved doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy was involved with the American Legion Forty & Eight group and enjoyed the travel and fundraising she experienced with them. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Bill) McMurtry; daughter-in-law, Gloria (Mike). She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Jennifer married to Ruben Herrera; and Sean McMurtry married to Wendy. She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Morris Whalen; son, Mike Whalen; grandson, Shane Whalen; son-in-law, Bill McMurtry; and many beloved siblings.
Father Joe Whalen will preside over the service held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home.
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Dear Karen & all family of Dorothy Whalen..my deepest sympathy to all. I hadn't seen her for some time now during
the last few years. It has brought back some fond memories of years back & your help as a "baby sitter" for us.
You are in my thoughts & prayers.
/it does not matter what age the person we lose is, there is always a hole in the heart. You are a great family and I know you will comfort each other. Thinking of you , you are also in my heart. Love Margo & delbert
Karen and family, although I didn’t see or hear from Dorothy very often, I will miss her. She was a wonder for her being 90 years young. She dearly loved each and every one of you with all her heart and soul. Hoping you can feel the love and prayers being sent your way during this difficult time and feel peace knowing she is with Bill, Mike, Shane, Morris and family in heaven !