James Michael Whiteman

October 13, 2022

James Michael Whiteman, 73, of Forest, Ind., died October 13, 2022 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born January 22, 1949 in Pekin, Ill. To James Hershel & Mary Louise (Arthur) Whiteman.  He was previously married to Sandy Peeler. He married Elizabeth Ann (Chester) Thieke on December 22, 2016 and she survives.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving for four years during Vietnam.  He had worked for Hiram Walker Distillery.  He was a member of the Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church in Frankfort and was baptized this last Easter.  James enjoyed fishing, playing slot machines, loved to ride his bicycle and exercise, but mostly he loved his family.

Visitation and Services

No public services are planned. Burial will Military Honors will be in Memorial Gardens in Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Wife: Elizabeth Thieke of Forest, Ind., 2 Sons: Michael (Stacy) Whiteman of Illinois, Mark A. (Tami) Whiteman of Mackinaw, IL, 2 Step-Daughters: Pamela (Garey) Harrison and Kandice (LeRoy) Smith.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Travis Whiteman and 2 brothers, Frank & Don Whiteman.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “James Michael Whiteman”

  1. Char Gardner October 17, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    So sorry for your families loss.

  2. Wally Fribbs October 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Met Mike some time ago. He turned out to be a good friend. Heartfelt condolences to Liz.

  3. Shelbie October 17, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Mike we miss you sooo much. It’s definitely different without you here. It’s not goodbye It’s see you later. Love you ❤️

    • Kenneth Gephart II October 21, 2022 at 1:15 am

      So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Stacy Wallace October 20, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mike passing. Praying for you and your family.

    Dan, Stacy and Gail

  5. Kenneth Gephart October 21, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Thoughts are with Shelbie and the rest of the family. The world lost a great man, but heaven gained an angel. ❤

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