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Paul R. "Bob" Whalen

October 25, 1932 ~ January 31, 2019 (age 86)

Paul  R. "Bob" Whalen, 86, of Burlington, died at 4:35 PM Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born October 25, 1932, in Burlington, he was the son of William "Buck" and Gladys Lachman Whalen.

Bob worked as a mechanic, laborer, and assembler for JI Case Company for 30 years.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Bob was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the United Auto Workers #807 and a life member of DAV. He enjoyed antiques, auctions and gardening.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Bessie Weak of Burlington; brother, Walter "Bill" (Jane) Whalen of Burlington; and three nephews, Mike, Don, and Jim.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Per his wishes, Bob's body was donated to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for scientific research.

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