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Section 1: 4 (FORM 4)

Ownership Submission
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Wheatlake Franklin C
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)

4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/14/2019   M   4,528 A $ 0 11,063.032(1) D  
Common Stock               3,499 I(2) Held in Trust
Common Stock               78,495 I(2) By Partnership
Common Stock               300 I(2) By Wife

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Units (3) 08/14/2019   M     4,528.235   (3)   (3) Common Stock 4,528.235 $ 0 0 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Wheatlake Franklin C
SUITE 1800


 /s/ Kimberly K. Martin, His Attorney-in-Fact   08/16/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Between 10/1/2016 and 6/30/19 the reporting person acquired 425.032 shares of Chemical Financial Corporation common stock through dividend reinvestment.
(2) The reporting person disclaims any beneficial ownership of all shares owned on an indirect basis. The filing of this statement shall not be construed as an admission that the reporting person is, for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act of 1934 or for any other purpose, the beneficial owner of the securities owned on an indirect basis.
(3) Stock units issued under the Chemical Financial Corporation Directors' Deferred Stock Plan were converted into shares of common stock on a one-for-one basis in a lump sum in connection with the merger of TCF Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation, with and into TCF Financial Corporation, a Michigan corporation (formerly known as Chemical Financial Corporation). The reporting person will receive cash in lieu of any fractional shares that would otherwise have resulted from such conversion.

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Section 2: EX-24 (POA WHEATLAKE)


Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of Joseph T. Green, Kirk  D. Johnson,  Mary  L. Brown,  Dennis  L. Klaeser,  Kimberly  K. Martin,  Suzanne  R. Ryan,   Thomas  C.  Shafer, and  Kathleen S. Wendt,  signing singly,  the  undersigned's  true  and  lawful  attorney-in-fact to:

      (1)  Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of TCF Financial Corporation (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4, 5, and 144 (including applying for SEC filer codes) in  accordance  with  Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934  and  the  rules  thereunder;

      (2)  Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, 5, or 144, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

      (3)  Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This authorization shall supersede all prior authorizations to act for the undersigned with respect to securities of the Company in these matters, which prior authorizations are hereby revoked.  This Power of Attorney  shall  remain  in  full  force  and  effect  until  the  undersigned  is  no  longer  required  to  file Forms 3, 4, 5, and 144 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 30th day of July, 2019.

/s/ Franklin C. Wheatlake

Franklin C. Wheatlake
(Print Name)

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