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Theone Westlund

THEONE E. WESTLUND, 94 ROCKFORD - Theone E. Westlund went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born October 5, 1918, on the family farm in Keene, Nebraska to Ernest and Adina (Paulsen) Wendell. Theone married Rev. Lester P. Westlund on July 25, 1941, at the Evangelical Free Church in Keene. She served her family as wife, pastor's wife and mother of daughters, Marlene and Donna. While Lester ministered as Secretary of Overseas Missions for the E.F.C.A, Theone hosted scores of missionaries in her home and traveled with him to many foreign countries. Survived by daughter, Donna (Wally) Hamann of Rockford, Il; grandchildren, John (Dana) Hamann of Cary, Il, Robert (Kelly) Hamann of Lombard, Il, and Gregory (Rachel) Hamann of Cary, Il; eight great-grandchildren (the delights of her heart); three sisters; and one sister-in-law. Predeceased by Lester, her loving husband of 66 years; her daughter, Marlene Westlund; and one brother. Theone has been blessed with many loving nieces and nephews. Special thanks are given to the Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center staff for their care for Theone during her last days. Funeral services will take place at the Keene Evangelical Free Church in Keene, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Keene church. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory is honored to have assisted the family. To express condolences, visit honquestfh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 6 to May 7, 2013
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