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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Walter W. Whalen, 89 – US Army, Served in Korea

Walter W. Whalen, 89, of Brier City, passed away Monday evening at The Gardens at York Terrace Nursing Home, Pottsville.

Born in Minersville, he was a son of the late Albert and Marie Ernst Whalen.

He attended Minersville High School and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Minersville. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Walter was retired from Yellow Freight Trucking although he drove for numerous other trucking companies throughout his career.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Florence Mae Tropp; a brother Albert Whalen, Mt. Joy; a sister Doris Whalen Mayberry, Georgia; nieces and nephews.

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A Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 11 AM at the Donald J, Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. Rev. Reginald Leibensberger will officiate. Relatives and friends can call at the Funeral Home on Saturday fromย 9 AM until the time of the service. Private interment in Mt. Peace Cemetery, Minersville, will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions to the Zion Lutheran Church. Contributions will be accepted by the funeral home.To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Walterโ€™s memory, visit us at


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