May 19, 1960 – August 11, 2021
ZEBULON – Kevin Edward Whelan, 61, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. He was born in Quantico, Virginia to Jack and Joyce (Mascia) Whelan, and spent most of his childhood in Buffalo, Cleveland, and Detroit.
He attended Xavier University, where he made lifelong friends and met the love of his life, Maureen (Neenan) Whelan, his wife of 39 years.
He lived most of his adult life in Dearborn, Michigan, where he hosted cookouts, golfed, baked bread, played basketball, and emcee’d the Camp Dearborn Campfire Awards, often surrounded by a large group of dear friends.
He was the life of the party, with his booming voice and encyclopedic knowledge of music. He loved to laugh and enjoy life to its fullest — good food, cold beer, great company.
His family and his marriage were his greatest sources of pride.
He is preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his beloved wife, his “Fanny,” Maureen; mother “Pep”; children, Daniel Whelan, Kevin Whelan (Kimberly), Bridget Whelan (Calvin Crase), Elizabeth Whelan; siblings, John Whelan (Donna), Maureen Decker (Jim), Mary Ellen Sheehy (John), Kathleen Whelan, Tom Whelan (Michele); grandchildren, Shane, Nora, Rory, Louisa and Caroline; and was “Uncle Buddy” to many nieces and nephews.
Please join the family in celebrating Kevin’s life at a funeral mass, 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, at Our Lady of Victory Church in Northville, MI.
Arrangements with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com