Obit: Westaby, Gerald R. #2 (1944 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Alger, Asproth, Hurley, Mallo, Morrissey, Rogowski, Shilts, Weber, Westaby
----Source: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI) 11/16/2012
Westaby, Gerald R. "Butch" (24 SEP 1944 - 16 SEP 2012)
Gerald R. "Butch" Westaby, 68 of rural Stanley, died Friday, Nov. 16th, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital-Stanley. He was born on Sept. 24, 1944 to the late James and Gladys (Hurley) Westaby.
Butch grew up in the area and married Merideth Mallo on December 4, 1965 in Hannibal. The couple farmed in the town of Taft, Taylor Co. their whole life.
Butch loved his cows, was an avid Packers fan, was hard working often helping his neighbors and friends, enjoyed his John Deere tractors and his Chevy trucks but most importantly loved being with his family-grandchildren. He was a wonderful grandpa and would do anything for his family.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Merideth, one daughter, Tanya (Jeff) Asproth of Osceola, one son, Todd (Emily) Westaby of Chippewa Falls, five grandchildren, Ben, Jake and Lily Westaby, Brady and Abby Asproth, four sisters, Betty Morrissey of Des Plains, IL, Bernadean (Earl) Shilts of Stanley, Maxine (Bill) Alger of North Branch, MN and Joanne (Stanley) Rogowski of Roseville, MN and five brothers, Richard "Pee Wee" (Lorraine) Westaby of Stanley, Bill (Patsy) Westaby of Coon Rapids, MN, Charles (Betty) Westaby of Stanley, Dale (Eve) Westaby of Schofield and Donald (Sandy) Westaby of Belgrade, MN.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Jennifer and a brother Douglas in infancy.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Pastors Howard and Bonnie Weber officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery-Gilman. Visitation will be from 4 PM until 8 PM on Monday at the Plombon Funeral Home and also one hour prior to services Tuesday.
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