We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hanley and Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home
John M. Whitmer, 77, of Niles, Michigan passed away peacefully on the afternoon of December 5th at Brookdale of South Bend, with his loving wife by his side.
John was born in Walkerton, Indiana to John A. and Charlotte J. (Ake) Whitmer, Jr. on June 18, 1944. After graduating high school, he went on to get his Masters from Western Michigan University. John was the Head Trainer at the University of Notre Dame for many years. He spent most of his time at Notre Dame with the football and hockey programs. On September 6, 2002, he married his love and longtime companion, Amy L. Smith. He had a love of sports and history, he enjoyed fishing yet his greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends. He was a member of NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association), and Delta Sigma Phi.
John is survived by his loving wife, Amy Whitmer of Niles, and too many friends to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may visit with Amy and Friends on December 12th, from 4 until 8:00pm in the Hanley and Sons Funeral Home, 23421 SR 23, South Bend, 46614. He will be laid to rest at a later date at the Riverview Cemetery in South Bend in a private service. Memorial contributions may be made to University of Notre Dame Planned Giving Program to Grant in Aid for Student Athletic Trainers in John Whitmer name.
The entire staff at Hanley and Sons wish to express their deepest and heartfelt prayers to Amy and all of John’s friends.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com