Richard M. ‘Rick’ Whalen

Richard M. “Rick” Whalen, age 57, departed this earth on Thursday, January 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Rick was a devoted family man than enjoyed sports, loved the outdoors, and became friends with anyone he met. He was extremely patriotic and loved his country, and also loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his dog, Frank.

Rick is survived by his mother, Nancy Stone; his father, Thomas (JoLynne) Whalen; his sisters, Teresa (Jim) Reichow, Elizabeth Whalen, Suzanne (Gary) Carlson, Patty (Jeff) Jicha, Kate Whalen and Kristi Whalen (Chris Webster); his sons, Mike (Bethany) Whalen, Dan Whalen (Nikki Hill) Kathleen James (mother of Mike and Dan) Thomas (Sadie) Whalen, Lisa Schultz (mother of Thomas), Jesse Whalen (Kirsten Dowdy); only daughter, Daedre Whalen (Sebastian Jalas); Kim Whalen, mother of Jesse and Daedre; five grandchildren, Nathan, Maddie, Emma, Bailey and Brandon; and 14 nieces and nephews.

The family would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Dr. Syngh, Dr. Gill and all the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. We appreciated all of your help.

Visitation will be Monday, February 1, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with funeral services at 7 PM.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary or leave condolences. To receive this notice, text 1585267 to 414 301-6422.