Shirley Westlund

Shirley Westlund

1926 - 2022

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Shirley Westlund age 95, of Saint James, Minnesota passed away peacefully on January 28, 2022, in her home, with her loving and dedicated son Lester by her side. A graveside service will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. James, on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Shirley Teresa (Shoen) Westlund was born in Mountain Lake, MN to Shirley and Violet (Wiese) Shoen of Comfrey, Minnesota. She spent her earlier days in the community of Dotson and was confirmed in the now disbanded Moravian Church West of Comfrey. In 1947 she married Marlyn Westlund, a WWII veteran of the Omaha Beach Invasion. They were blessed with 2 children: Lester in 1950 and Gaylene in 1953. Sadly, Gaylene passed away at 8 months old, as a result of a household accident. In her life, Shirley fulfilled many roles; wife, mother, caregiver, book keeper, supported the family's garage business, seamstress and re-upholsterer, gardener and countless other endeavors. Shirley is survived by her son, Lester Westlund of St. James; sisters, Mary Lou (Ray) Lang of Springfield, MN and Effie (Gary) Miller of Cottage Grove, MN, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and Violet; her husband, Marlyn; her infant daughter, Gaylene; brother, Sam and sister, Ione (Rev. Robert) Radtke. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.
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Service Information

1:00 pm
Friday, February 4, 2022
Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. James
S. CR 27
St. James, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. James
S. CR 27
St. James, Minnesota, United States