Nancy L. Whalen

Nancy Lee Whalen, 74, of Newberry, died Thursday afternoon, September 23, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born May 24, 1947, in Eaton Rapids, daughter of the late Edward J. and Phyllis N. (Hill) Merchant, Nancy was a 1965 graduate of Charlotte High School and attended Davenport College of Business.
Nancy was employed as a bookkeeper for several companies in the Lansing area until her retirement. A resident of Newberry since 2008, Nancy was a member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church and the American Legion Post #74 Ladies Auxiliary. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, quilting, playing cribbage and an avid NASCAR fan.
In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Whalen; and son, Richard “Rick” Whalen.
Survivors include her children, Louanna (Jeff) Lawson of Charlotte, Buck (Cheryl) Whalen of Eaton Rapids, and Jody (Peter) Lannoo of Canton; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandra Fast of Charlotte, Sue Valora of Charlotte, and Aggie (Neal) Robertson of Eaton Rapids; daughter-in-law, Nancy Whalen of Holt; close friends and relatives of the Whalen family.
Per request, cremation services were accorded. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday October 30, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the V.F.W. Post 2406, 695 Lansing Road, Charlotte, Michigan 48813.
Memorials may be directed to the family in her loving memory.
Condolences may be expressed at
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.