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WESTERMAN, Jasper 1930-2013

WESTERMAN, VANWESTEN, KLOSTERBOER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2015 at 22:53:03

Jasper Evert "Jack" Westerman, 82, of Wellsburg, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 10:30 A.M. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland with Pastor Eric Duble officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 13th from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Burial will be private.

Jack was born on November 12, 1930 in Aplington, Iowa, the son of Jacob & Ettje (Van Westen) Westerman. He grew up in Buck Grove and attended Buck Grove Country School. On January 15, 1952, Jack was united in marriage to Dorothy Klosterboer at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple welcomed 4 children into their family. From 1952 to 1954, Jack honorably served his country in the signal core of the United States Army during the Korean War. After his discharge from the Army, he began farming near Dike for 10 years. He then moved to Holland and worked at the Holland Grain Elevator/Kent Feed. Jack also worked for the Waterloo Post Office as a mail handler, retiring in 1992 after 8 years of service.

He was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in Holland and was a volunteer fire fighter for 26 years. Jack enjoyed woodworking, camping, traveling and visiting with friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Jack is survived by his wife Dorothy of Wellsburg; children Dennis (Shelley) Westerman of Grundy Center, Janet (Dane) Miller of Parkersburg and Carol (Dan) Blythe of Holland; 6 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Larry; 2 sisters and brothers in law Margaret (Fred) Everts and Grace (Alfred) Meester and an infant brother Jasper.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


 

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