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Linda Lee Whalen

April 05, 1948 - January 05, 2020



Linda Lee Whalen of Cadillac passed away Sunday January 5, 2020 peacefully at home with her husband/ best friend (Mike) and the Riley dog beside her. After almost 17 years of battling COPD God has decided it was time for Linda to enter Heaven’s gate! Linda was born April 5, 1948.

Linda was loving, caring, supportive, and just a compassionate beautiful person. We were all blessed to have known this wonderful Lady. Linda was a dedicated mother, grandmother and a remarkable homemaker. Linda loved and cherished spending time with her family. She enjoyed watching her soap operas, and the TV shows of the many inspiring talented performers. She was a remarkable cook and was known for her famous (family recipe) one of a kind Monster cookie. Linda loved her Riley Dog, dancing, gardening, crafts, and watching the many birds and animals that would visit on a daily basis. Mother nature was always a soothing feeling in her heart. She loved the State of Michigan, especially the Cadillac area.

Linda was preceded in death by her first husband Jerald Lee Gall, her daughter Tracey Jean Murray and her mother Margaret Martin.

Linda is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 28 years Michael S. Whalen and the Riley Dog. (Son) Donald Gall who lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with his loving wife Nancy and their daughters Stephanie and Brooklin. (Son) Shawn Gall who lives in North Olmsted, Ohio with his loving wife Kari and their daughter Amber and their son Evan. Also, two grandchildren Chris Carlos and Linsey Murray.

Thank you to each and every one of you that has helped and cared for Linda in your own special way through her many years of battling her illness. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! May God bless each and every one of you.

At a later date a private ceremony of immediate family will celebrate Linda’s life.

Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice or to the Inland Lakes Chapter 39 of the Michigan Disabled American Veterans. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Shawn Gall - Jan 8th, 2020 1:19 pm

    "My mom was a wonderful person always concerned about everyone else's feelings. I will always miss our long phone conversations. Her constant concern for my well being and happiness."

  • Michael Whalen and The Riley Dog - Jan 8th, 2020 2:23 pm

    "I love you sweetheart! No more pain... I will see you again Sweetheart!"

  • Tim Smith - Jan 8th, 2020 2:41 pm

    "Kathy and I are keeping you in our prayers. We never met Linda but the the kind of love, devotion, and commitment she brought out in you is a testament to the wonderful person she was and still will be in the hearts and memories of so many. "

  • Christy Knight - Jan 8th, 2020 3:22 pm

    "So sorry Mike. I'm sure she will keep an eye on you from Heaven. She is at peace now."

  • Phil long - Jan 8th, 2020 3:23 pm

    "Sorry for you lost,you were loved so!"

  • Susan Milton - Jan 8th, 2020 4:19 pm

    "Dear Mike and family: My condolences to you and family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your wife was a sweetheart. I will always remember doing her hair and yours, and you plowed our driveway, and rescued us with your building skills. God Be With You and bring you comfort during this difficult loss. Sincerely, Susan Milton and family. "

  • Billy Dover - Jan 8th, 2020 5:50 pm

    "Mike, my deepest sympathies to you brother and your family. I wish there were a way to remove some of the grief I know you are bearing, if only for a short time. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and keep you!"

  • Ronnie Swayze - Jan 8th, 2020 7:56 pm

    "So sorry for your loss Mike! Prayers for you and your family!"

  • Dean DeKryger - Jan 9th, 2020 5:55 am

    "Mike, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. May you experience peace that passes all understanding. "

  • Michael Bowling - Jan 9th, 2020 4:33 pm

    "Praying for you Michael, May God breathe His comfort and love in you during this time of sorrow. Sending love from the Bowling family"

  • Rut Crowley - Jan 10th, 2020 4:07 pm

    "Dear Friend, May the Good Lord hold you close during this time. She was ill for so long but her struggle is over & she can be in perfect health now. Know that your friends are here for you anytime if you need to talk or just a cup of coffee.🙏🙏🙏"

  • Doris & Richard Simmons - Jan 10th, 2020 4:31 pm

    "Always a smile for you anytime.loved her family and friends So sorry for the loss of the love of your life mike.if there is anything we can do to help,please let us know."

  • Miguel Denyer - Jan 10th, 2020 4:35 pm

    "Our most sincere condolences Mike, my friend. So sorry for your loss. "

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