John V. O'Hara, 84, a 30-year resident of River Forest, died at his home on Feb. 8, 2014. Born in Chicago on Oct. 25, 1929 to Charles and Lillian O'Hara, he graduated from Oak Park's Fenwick High School and received his bachelor and master degrees from
Hilda S. Whalen, nee Spangle, 94, a resident of Holley Court Terrace in Oak Park, formerly of Des Plaines, died at her residence on Jan. 3, 2014. Born on Nov. 8, 1919 in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Lloyd and Theda Spangle, she graduated from Rock Island High School and married Paul V. Whalen in 1942.
Ivan R. Powers Jr., of Huntley, 86, formerly of Oak Park, died on Jan. 15, 2014. Born in Iowa on March 4, 1927 to Dr. Ivan Sr. and Dorthea (nee Herman), he was a proud member of the U.S. Navy, having enlisted as a medical corpsman. When his enlistment was up, he became a traveling medical equipment salesman.
Kenneth David "Ken" Van Wieren, 58, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of St. Louis, Chicago and Oak Park, died suddenly on Dec. 16, 2013. Born in Holland, Mich., on Nov. 14, 1955, he was the third child of Elaine (Hemwall)