AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dennis Whealen, age 64, of Augusta, passed away, Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Whealen had retired in 1979 from the U.S. Army as Communications Instructor, after 20 years of active duty. He continued his electronics career with the Electrical Equipment Company of Augusta until May of 2000. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and Catholic by faith. He is survived by his long time friend, Chol Ackerman, Augusta; two sons, Donnie Kim and his spouse Kelly, Jacksonville, Ark. and Kuk Hwan Kim, Augusta; three sisters and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2002, from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
The Augusta Chronicle April 13, 2002