Raymond Westerman (1926 – 2005)

Raymond A. Westerman, age 79 a resident of Kenosha, died Saturday December 3, 2005 at his residence.

Born on April 20, 1926 in Kenosha, he was the son of the late William and Minnie (Miller) Westerman.

He was educated in the schools of Zion IL. He was involved with track and baseball while in high school.

On December 2, 1950 he married Joyce Hill at First Presbyterian Church in Kenosha. He was employed for over 40 years at Nash Motors which became American Motors. He retired in 1985 from Chrysler. The last position he held while at Chrysler was that of a foreman/supervisor.

He was involved with 4H for many years as a leader, and taught woodworking and gun safety classes. He was a long time member of First Congregational Church. He loved gardening and prided himself on his homegrown raspberries. He cherished his neighborhood and enjoyed ?chatting? with his neighbors, whom all enjoyed his pleasant demeanor. He loved traveling with his wife and enjoyed music of all types. His hobby was watching his grandchildren in their various activities and was very proud of all of them. He would often play cards with them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joyce of Kenosha; two daughters Janet Vanderford of Albuquerque New Mexico; Judy (Danny) Vanderford of Kenosha; eight grandchildren; Kier (Josh) Lewis, Tanner, Teagen and Aric Vanderford; Tracy (Josh) Sunday, Heather, Courtney and Jodi Vanderford; two great grandchildren Sierra and Ayden Lewis; one brother Ralph (Eleanor) Westerman of Denver CO; and one sister Lois (Gene) Chambers of Roswell New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Richard Westerman.

Funeral services for Mr. Westerman will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 11:00AM at First Congregational Church in Kenosha. (5934-8th Avenue) Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorials to First Congregational Church would be appreciated.

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