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Cletis Frank Westerman


1930 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Cletis Frank Westerman Obituary
HAMPTON - Cletis Frank Westerman of Hampton passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017. He was a resident of Hampton for forty years. He was born January 31, 1930 in Metropolis, IL. He attended a one room elementary school there for eight years and graduated from Metropolis Community High School in 1948. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army for two years. Upon discharge, he furthered his education and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. He started his career at McDonnell Aircraft. He was employed at several government contractors. While working in Winston-Salem, NC, he met his future wife, Helen. In 1995, he retired from Civil Service at Langley Air Force Base. He volunteered in community activities that included the HELP organization and the Riverdale Recreation Association. He enjoyed gardening throughout his life and always identified the good in everyone he met. Frank was devoted to his entire family and treasured all the years of special memories. Frank was raised in the Lutheran faith and after marriage, he became a member of the Methodist Church. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church of Hampton for the past forty years and served on numerous committees. He is survived by his devoted wife, Helen Woosley Westerman; daughter, Carla J. Westerman (Hampton); son, Edward C. Westerman (Virginia Beach); brother, Cecil H. Westerman (Metropolis); and several other family members. The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home on Monday, January 8, at 1:00 p.m., with the burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bethany UMC of Hampton, or a .
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 6, 2018
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