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Gerald Westrum

October 17, 1926 November 11, 2017
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Obituary for Gerald Westrum

Gerald Westrum, age 91 of Stratford, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Stratford Specialty Care in Stratford.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the South Marion Methodist Church, southeast of Stratford. Burial will follow the service at the South Marion Cemetery.

Gerald Westrum was born on the family farm in rural Boone County, on October 17, 1926, the son of Martin and Mabel (Angstrom) Westrum. On May 31, 1947 he was united in marriage to Dorothy (Gill) at the Methodist parsonage in Boone, Iowa. Gerald farmed northeast of Stratford. He especially enjoyed the fall harvest. He enjoyed attending auctions, antiquing, bird watching and spending his winters in Arizona. Gerald was a member of the South Marion United Methodist Church, rural Stratford.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; three brothers, Gayle, Eugene and Lyle; one sister, Marilyn; and two great-grandchildren Cora and Daisy. Gerald is survived by his three children, Norine (Ron) Powell of Stratford, Mark (Cindy) Westrum of Stratford, Matthew (Deb) Westrum of Stratford; ten grandchildren, Robert (Gina) Powell, Taleatha (Matthew Kuenzi), Joel (Karime) Westrum, Jenica (Andy Moffitt), Jesse Westrum, Julie (Dustin Gorman), Jill (Mike Peterson), Josie (Andrew Paleczny), Adam (Amanda) Westrum and Alex (Jillian) Westrum; one sister, Marietta Grabau of (Grand Island, NE. formerly of Boone); and twenty great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the Church, from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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5:00 PM 11/14/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/14/2017 7:00:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel
1006 Sixth Street Boone 50036 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 11/15/2017 10:30:00 AM
South Marion United Methodist Church

1392 390th Street
Stratfod , Iowa 50249

South Marion United Methodist Church
1392 390th Street Stratfod 50249 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details


South Marion Cemetery Final Resting Place

3838 Fenton Ave
Stratford, Iowa 50249

3838 Fenton Ave Stratford 50249 Iowa
United States

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