Lois L. Westedt

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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  1. Dear Jill,
    Were you in the Boone County Fair queen contest in 1976? If you were, I was the girl that hung out with you. My name was Linda Saue. I am so very sorry to hear of your mother passing. May God bless you with strength and peace during this sad time. If you are the Jill from the pageant , my Facebook is Linda Wohlfarth.

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