James "Jim" Michael Vincent Whalen, 69, of Morning Sun, died at 5:53 PM Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Born July 7, 1948, in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Kelly Whalen.

He worked at Eagle Supermarket in Burlington for 25 years as a stocker. He also worked at Experian Metro Mail in Mt. Pleasant for five-and-a-half years as a machine operator.

He graduated from New Rochelle High School in New York.

He enjoyed fishing, reading books, cruising and writing letters.

Survivors include two daughters, Chris Jeschke of Las Cruces, NM; Candi (Gary) Hawkins of Morning Sun; one son, Chad Boline of Iowa City; three grandchildren: Whitney Hawkins, Kent Savage II, and Alexis Scott; three great-grandchildren: Navaeh Savage, Kent Savage III, and Konner Savage; and one step-brother, Robert (Marion) Thomas of Palm Coast, FL.

He was preceded in death by his partner Barbara Boline Whalen, his parents, one brother, Edward Whalen, and one sister, Rita Moore.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh-Thielen Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting James's obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.