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Alan Bruce Whisman

Dec 12, 2020

Mar.15, 1949 – Dec. 6, 2020

Alan Bruce Whisman,

age 71, Harvey, died Sun-

day, December 6, 2020 at

home. Alan took his last

motorcycle ride as he

skidded into Heaven’s

open doors surrounded by

loved ones after a short

battle with cancer. He

was at peace and ready to

meet his Lord face to face.

Funeral services were

at 10:30 a.m. on Friday,

December 11, 2020 at St.

Cecilia Catholic Church,

Harvey. The visitation

was at St. Cecilia Catholic

Church from 5:00 p.m.

until 7:00 p.m. on Thurs-

day, December 10, 2020

with a prayer service that

followed at 7:00 p.m. at

the church. Burial was in

the church cemetery.

CDC and state guidelines

will be followed including

a mask requirement at the


Alan was born March

15, 1949 in Butte, Monta-

na to Harvey and Betty

(Keach) Whisman. As a

child, the family moved to

California where he at-

tended school and en-

joyed his love of ocean

surfing. Alan joined the

U.S. Army in April 1966

and was honorably

discharged in May 1968.

He spent that time in Tex-

as and California. He at-

tended Santa Rosa Junior

College in CA. where he

studied Applied Graphics

& Design. Through the

years he has worked at:

Industrial Painting, Car-

pentry, Avis Rent-A-Car,

an apprentice in printing

& printing machines with

newspapers and maga-

zines, designed wine la-

bels with a wine company

in CA and was a partner

in a clothing store. When

he moved to Washington

and California, he also

helped fight forest fires.

He later moved to Coeur

d’Alene, Idaho where he

restored homes with his

son, Nathon. He was a

creative artist and worked

on many different types of

art through his lifetime.

In 2007 he moved to

Harvey purchasing a shop

with various fruit trees in

the yard. He met his wife

(Linda Mack-Hager,) in

2009 and on September 1,

2017 they each married

the love of their lives.

Through marriage, there

were also 4 children, Lisa

Randolph, David Hager,

Dale Hager and Jeffrey

Hager and 11 grandchil-

dren and families that be-

came an important part of

his life. Together, they en-

joyed traveling the coun-

try and visiting with fami-

ly along the way. Previ-

ous to coming to North

Dakota he was blessed

with four children,

Nathon; Annie; Amber

and Melissa.

Alan had several pas-

times in his retirement in-

cluding Motorcycle riding

(he was made an official

supporter of Ventura’s

Hell’s Angels (a group that

spreads charity and love

around the country); Art

and caring for his fruit

trees along with garden-

ing. His faith and family

were very important to

him. Alan left his mark

on Harvey having done

extensive painting at St.

Cecilia Catholic Church

and School. He also twice

painted the Engine 440

Steam Locomotive in Har-

vey; the last time just two

months ago. He left a

beautiful legacy of kind-

ness and humor with all

the people of Harvey who

were fortunate enough to

spend quality time with

him. He will be missed

by those who loved him

and knew of his silly wit

and narrative stories.

Alan is survived by his

loving wife, Linda; her

children and families and

extended sibling families;

son, Nathon, Coeur

d’Alene, Idaho; daughters,

Amber, Bainbridge Island,

WA; Melissa, Chicago, Il-

linois; Annie, Napa, CA;

siblings, Bob, Ridgecrest,

CA; Gary, Guadalupe, CA;

Anne, Las Vegas, Nevada;

and William, Phoenix,

AZ.; six grandchildren,

one great-grandchild,

life-long friend Mike Star-

kovich, Clearlake, WA,

and numerous nieces and


Alan was preceded in

death by his parents; sis-

ters, Betty Lee Gilman &

Janice McBee; brothers,

William Terrell & Blair

Craig Whisman.

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