John R. Whalen, 77 of Eldora, died on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Ellsworth Memorial Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eldora with Father Tony Kruse celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Eldora with military honors provided by Walter-Sayer Post #182 of the American Legion and Roll-Harless #3974 of the V.F. W. Vigil services will begin at 4:30 pm on Monday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora with visitation following from 5 pm to 8 pm. Online condolences may be posted at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.