David Whalen

Obituary of David M. Whalen

Bloomington- David M. Whalen, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Born November 27, 1939, he was the son of Fred and Virginia (Stewart) Whalen. He married Louise Short on December 10, 1993, and she survives. David served the United States Army for nine years and retired from General Electric in 2000. He loved going to all BNL High School sporting events, wood working, and visiting with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Louise of Bedford; three sons, Kenneth Douglas Whalen of Japan, David Lee Whalen and wife Stacy of Bedford, and Kevin Brown and his companion Debbie Ellis of Mitchell; a daughter, Becky Taylor and husband Greg of Bedford; five sisters, Nancy (Don) Mahan of Salem, Roberta Ann Henderson of Michigan, and Audrey Jean Elrod of Springfield, Ohio, Brenda (John) Wright and Diana (Jerry) Rogers, both of Louisville; two brothers, Dennis (Patty) Whalen of Louisville and Danny (Crystal) Whalen of Jeffersonville; eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Whalen and Virginia Gobin; and two daughters, Christine Marie Whalen, and Debbie Hawkins; and a brother Robert Whalen. Per David’s wishes cremation was chosen with no services being planned. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
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