Edward M. Walen

October 26, 2021

Edward Michael Walen, of Chicago, 79, at rest October 25, 2021. Born January 30, 1942 to Joseph and Catherine Walen. Beloved father of Margaret (Michael) Unetich; devoted grandfather of John, Charles, William and Audrey; dearest brother of Russel, William, Richard and the late Robert.  Beloved by his family for his exuberant laugh and vivacious love for life. Esteemed funeral director who cared for many and ensured a graceful journey to all who passed his way. Leader and member of the West Chicago community for 35 years. Lover of the arts and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Adored father and grandfather whose love always shined bright for his family. May his light always shine eternal and laughter find no boundaries. Visitation at 1:30 P.M. and Funeral Mass at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday October 30, 2021 at St. Clement Church 642 W. Deming Pl., Chicago. Interment Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Association of Frontal Temporal Degeneration at theaftd.org or The Greater Chicago Food Depository at donorservices@gcfd.org. Arrangements entrusted to Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

The Greater Chicago Food Depository

Association of Frontal Temporal Degeneration