Nels Herman Westlund, 83, died in Klamath Falls, Ore., June 25, 2014. A service of tribute and love will be at Zion Lutheran Church Monday, June 30 at 4 p.m. Inurnment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery, with cremation at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Herman was born in The Dalles, Ore., March 25, 1931, to Einar and Alma Umlauf Westlund. He grew up in Klickitat, Wash., and then went into the Army in 1952. He was a Korean veteran and received an honorable discharge in 1957 as a sergeant. He married Leota McAmis in 1956 and moved to Klamath Falls, where he worked as a union carpenter. Later, he worked for DG Shelter Products as the mill carpenter. When DG closed, he became a self-employed carpenter until he retired. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Some of his favorite spots were Howard Prairie, Diamond Lake and Lofton Resevoir. He enjoyed collecting tools used for finish work. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and usher. He was also a member of the VFW Post No. 1383. He is survived by his wife, Leota; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and John Fairclo, Sharon and Leon Drennan; sons and daughter-in-law, Wyane and Janine Westlund, Tom Westlund; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Beverley Westlund; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mac and Adalou McAmis; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughters, Heather and Christina. Eternal Hills is in charge of the arrangements.
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Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News on June 29, 2014