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Argene Adele (Torma) Whalen

May 9, 1943 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

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Argene Adele Whalen, of Saint Paul, passed away November 3, 2020 of cancer.  Born May 9, 1943 to Theodore and Elsie Torma in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  She was a proud UPer even after relocating to Minnesota, Maryland and back to Minnesota.  She was a teacher for more than 30 years in the North St Paul School District.  Argene had a sense of duty and a strong conviction to see things completed, so much that she was determined to make sure her vote was counted in this year's election, and it was.  She was a homemaker, an artist and a perpetual gatherer of information.  She was a philanthropist, a world traveler, a gardener and a determined soul who was not always easily understood by others. She was a force and she was a delight. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, and a dear friend. Argene was, and always will be, a beloved child of God and greatly missed by those she left behind.


Preceded in death by her husband, William Whalen, son, William Jr. Survived by her daughter, Mary-Jeanine Whalen, daughter-in-law, Sandi Whalen, grandson, Alex Mickelson, granddaughter, Adele Whalen, great granddaughter, Alice and many extended family.

Services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th St. N., Oakdale, MN.  Due to the global pandemic we need to limit the number of attendees, please RSVP to: https://signup.com/go/EjDVoMP   Masks and social distancing will be required.

Live stream information:  Go to guardian-angels.org and click on “Funeral Information” Button, OR type the keyword “Funeral” in the search bar.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:

Angel Foundation

Argene Torma Whalen '65 Endowed Scholarship - College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

William C. Whalen, Sr. '58 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund - Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

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Services

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
November 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Guardian Angels Catholic Church
8260 4th St. N.
Oakdale, MN 55128

Private Interment

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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