Patricia Ann Whelan (nee Heizer), 87, of Columbia, Illinois, found peace in the arms of Angels on July 10, 2020 at her residence.
She is survived by Cletus, her husband of 69 years; and four children, Michael (Janice) Whelan, James (Vicki) Whelan, Jan (Bill) Walsh and Gene (Pam) Whelan. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Shannon (Ted) Haney, Julie (Phil) Klazynski, Carrie (Tony) Egizi, Andy (Cheryl) Whelan, Matt (Jessica) Whelan, Lori Soukup, Liz (Ben) Ramey, Byron (Katie) Walsh, Jared (Sarah) Walsh, Dylan (Sarah) Walsh, and Madison, Savanna and Sam Whelan; as well as 18 great-grandchildren and her brother, Arnold Heizer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth (Shea) Heizer, and seven siblings, Emily, Lewis, Margaret, Charles, Leo, Richard and Donald; as well as granddaughter Erin K. Whelan and grandson Jack Whelan.
Pat loved to travel, bowl and dance. She often cooked chicken and dumplings for her family and friends. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her great-grandchildren. She was always ready for a game of cards with family and friends. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia, Illinois.
Memorials in her memory can be sent to the Immaculate Conception CEAC Building Fund.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Braun Funeral Home, 265 Quarry Road, Columbia, Illinois.
A mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, with Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating.
A private graveside service with immediate family will be held after Mass.
Arrangements are entrusted to Braun Family Funeral Home, in Columbia.