FOREST CITY - Edell Westerberg, age 81 of Forest City, died Wednesday,
March 7, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 10, 2012
at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Petersen
Lund Funeral Home 505 N Clark Street in Forest City and continue an hour prior to service at the church.
Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.
Edell C. Westerberg was born in Burchinal, Iowa on March 28, 1930, the
daughter of Henry and Thora (Elwood) Nelson.
She received her education in rural school near her home and
graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1948. The family
lived on a farm north of Clear Lake and Edell worked for a time at
the Clear Lake Bakery and at a Mason City restaurant.
On February 27, 1955, she was united in marriage to Donald Westerberg
in Clear Lake. The couple farmed several different
places in the Forest City area before settling on the home place in 1972.
Edell was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was active in
circle and enjoyed serving for special church events.
She enjoyed her flower gardens and loved going shopping and
antiquing. For years she supported her grandchildren by attending
their athletic games and sharing their sports interests on television.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Westerberg of
Forest City: her children, Tim (Gayle) Westerberg of Dillon, CO;
Deanna (Dave) Ennen of Forest City; and Steve (Nancy) Westerberg of
Oelwein, IA, nine grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.
Also surviving are siblings: Howard Nelson of Clear Lake; Esther
(John) Hubacher of Mason City; Richard (Janell) Nelson of Rose
Creek, MN and brother-in-law, Dale Snyder of Sun City, AZ, several
nieces and nephews and life-long friend, Inga Nordaas.
Edel was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ona Snyder.
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