Lois L. Westedt

August 26, 1930 - January 22, 2017
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Lois L. Westedt, 86 of Belvidere, Il died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  Lois was born August 26, 1930 in LaGrange, WI, the daughter of Zoern J. and Nina E. (Annis) Hansen.

A graduate of Whitewater College High School in 1948, she received awards for music and perfect penmanship, of which she was very proud.   Lois met Walter (Wally) Westedt at Tecks Ice Cream Company in Middleton, WI.  They married on September 17, 1949 in Merrimac, WI. , and we’re blessed with 53 years together.   Some of their favorite things were traveling, dancing, going to the Rose Bowl in 1994 to root for the UW Badgers.   Lois loved the Green Bay Packers and cheered them on till the end.   She also loved Curling with Walter when they lived in Racine, WI.   Together they raised three children, Linda, Wayne and Jill.

Lois was a wonderful homemaker, and also involved in the community.  She loved to bake, her sugar cookies, Danish pastries, cakes and pies were a treat for all.  Devoted to her family, she made holidays, and birthday’s special.  Her grandchildren were her greatest joy in life; she made the most beautiful May baskets, and would drive to their homes early in the morning to surprise them.  She was a room mother, Brownie leader, and Den mother …whatever we needed.

Lois was active in Rotary, Red Hat Society, German Club, VFW Ladies Auxiliary (past president), and Woman’s Club (past president).   She also volunteered at Highland Hospital, and served on the Belvidere Planning Commission.

Left behind to cherish her memory, are her children, Linda (Ray) Melby of Beloit ,WI,  Wayne Westedt of Rockford, IL,  Jill Michels of Winnebago, IL;  Grandchildren, Travis (Lang Brown) Melby, Jessica (Jason) Melby Eisenmenger, and David (Melissa Peebles) Michels;  her sister, Ella Ruetten and brother Frederick Hansen;  many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends.   Lois was preceded in death by her husband Walter, her parents, sister Joyce Gierman, and brother Donald Hansen.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 10th at 2:00pm at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to time of service on Friday.

Memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To light a candle, or share a condolence please visit:  WWW.ANDERSONFCS.COM

Mom will be in our hearts forever…. You are our Sunshine… Our only Sunshine…xoxoxo

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to time of service on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the funeral home

 


Service Information

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 10th at 2:00pm at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

 

 


Memorial Information

 

Memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mom will be in our hearts forever…. You are our Sunshine… Our only Sunshine…xoxoxo

 


 

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Born: August 26, 1930
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Kathy Mechler posted on 1/27/17

So sad to see this. Lois was a wonderful and gracious woman. May you keep your memories close until you meet again. With Deepest Sympathy - Kathy

 

Suzanne Kolberg posted on 1/27/17

I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one! She truly sounds like a beautiful woman! May she Rest In Peace. ❤️

 

Rick &Victoria Bailey posted on 1/29/17

Prayers to the family.

 

Courtney Skelton posted on 1/31/17

Lois was a good heated person. She was full of life, and always had a smile on her face when ever I saw her. She will be missed. RIP.

 

Lynda Gauger posted on 2/9/17

Lois was a wonderful friend and dear to my heart. She wa full of life and a very strong and. Confident woman who I often referred to as mom because she made me feel like I was one of her own ,I could talk to her about any thing I will treasure my many fond memories of her we shared over the last 20 years, God bless you and keep you. Till we meet again much love,,,,,,, To her cherished family my heart and prayers are with you always and My the Lord bless you with his love and comfort during this time

 

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