AKKERMAN – INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Richard Westman, of Pine City, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was 73 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Crosspointe Church in Cambridge.
VISITATION will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Chapel and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Richard Edward Westman, of Pine City, Minnesota, passed away June 11, 2017, at the age of 73. We rejoice that he is now home with Jesus, no more suffering, no more pain.
Richard, lovingly known as “Dick”, was born December 25, 1943 to Jacob and Martha (Wood) Westman in Brook Park, Minnesota, where he grew up, the baby of the family, with 7 siblings. He graduated from Mora High School.
He married Judith Hasert on March 23, 1963. They lived in South Dakota, Oregon, before moving back to Minnesota. They had 4 children, Bonita, Tommy, Scott, and Timothy. For health reasons Dick moved to Nevada for several years, then came back to Minnesota to be near family.
Dick was a car mechanic by trade and hobby. His greatest adventure was racing Stock Car while in Oregon, sponsored by the AMC dealership he worked for. When he moved back to Minnesota, he was a mechanic for East Central Electric in Braham, until he had a farming accident. As his MS accelerated over 3 decades, it was amazing to see how he didn’t let it stop him.
Dick was preceded in death by his granddaughter Nicole Westman, grandson Justin Westman and siblings, Donald Westman, Ione Kuchenbaker, Janice Nystrom, Betty Benson, Joyce Seline, and David Westman.
He is survived by his daughter Bonnie (Karl) Lundahl; sons Tom (Melissa), Scott (Heather), Tim (Heidi); grandchildren Carrie, Kristie (Nick) Block, Dan (Nicole), Adam Lundahl, Jessica, Logan, Hayden, Hannah, Taylor, Keegan; 8 great grandchildren; sister Darlene (Jon) O’Donnell; many nephews, nieces and other relatives.
A Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the CrossPointe Church in Cambridge. Pastor Cubby Westerberg officiated and provided music. Casket bearers were Tom Westman, Don Westman, Scott Westman, Tim Westman, Karl Lundahl and Adam Lundahl.