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Wendell Whaley

February 28, 1957 — January 4, 2024

Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT- Wendell Whaley, 66, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

Wendell was born February 28, 1957, in Mount Pleasant, the son of Ernest and Alice M. (Edwards) Whaley. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1975, and continued his education at Southeastern Community College where he earned his Associate’s degree in business. On May 8, 1982, Wendell was united in marriage to Christine Snyder in Mount Pleasant. Wendell sold propane for 20 years, as well as operated a lawn care and dust control business. He was a man of many talents and extremely dedicated to his work. Wendell loved spending time with family.

Wendell is survived by his wife Chris; son Nick (Anne) Whaley of St. Paul, MN; daughter Kyla (Mark) Schafer of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren Ember and Rupsha Whaley, Shaley, Bria and Avery Schafer; two sisters Wanda (Bill) Pate of Saucier, MS, and Marlene (Ron) Medin of Jefferson City, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Roger Whaley.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Olson-Powell Chapel. Burial will follow in the Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8, at Olson-Powell Chapel. The family will be present to greet friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. Memorial funds have been established for the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House and the American Cancer Society. The Olson-Powell Chapel & Crematory is caring for Wendell and his family.

The service will be livestreamed on Powell Funeral Homes Facebook page and can be found on our website.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, January 8, 2024

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Family will be present from 5-7

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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