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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:
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