Fr. Martin J. Whealen S.J.

April 13, 1931July 19, 2018

Father Martin J. Whealen, S.J. was called to eternal life on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis, MO. He was 87 years old, a Jesuit for 68 years and a priest for 56 years.

Born in St. Louis, MO on April 13, 1931, he attended St. Edward’s Grade School and St. Louis University High, graduating from there in 1949. He studied at Saint Louis University graduating with a B.A. and M.A. in Latin (1959). He studied theology at St. Mary’s College in St. Marys, KS, earning the S.T.B (1964), and he also received an M.A. in Education from Saint Louis University (1977). He entered the Society on September 1, 1949 and was ordained on June 12, 1962

He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin J. Whealen, and Lucille Haggenjos Whealen and brothers Daniel and William. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Sammelman

Memorial service will be held on Wed. July 25, 2018 7 PM at Jesuit Hall Grand and Lindell. Memorial donation may be made to the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province 4511 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Arrangements by Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at


  • Martin J Whealen, Father
  • Lucille Whealen (Haggenjos), Mother
  • Daniel Whealen, Brother
  • William Whealen, Brother
  • Mary Lou Sammelman, Sister


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fr. Martin J. Whealen S.J.

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Carolyn Dodson

July 27, 2018

Will cherish the many memories I have of Marty and my husband, Bill together. They were best friends for years and we shared many times together. I remember cooking his favorite meal (stew and cornbread) on many of his birthdays while we all lived in Wichita. He often rode his motorcycle to our house and shared so many holidays and evenings with us. He visited Bill in Florida when he was ill and I had remained in touch since Bill's death.. A wonderful friend, a wonderful man who served the Lord always. I will cherish the memories and will miss him so much.

Margarita Brito Gladbach

July 23, 2018

I have so many great memories, funny stories and special anecdotes from Fr. Whealen. A great teacher and an inspiring priest. Fr. Whealen will be missed but memories of him will never be forgotten! My deepest sympathies to his sister.

Ana Lewis

July 23, 2018

Farewell to my favorite priest—I have only the best memories of him through masses and classes.