Renee Galstad Miranda
We, as a family, are mourning the loss of someone very special to us.
Renee Galstad Miranda passed away peacefully with her family holding her hands Tuesday, March 16, 2021, after a brief illness.
Renee was born Dec. 30, 1952, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Carrol and Loretta (Hammes). She is sadly missed by her siblings, Jeanne (Paul) Witcraft, Paula (Dave) VonRuden, Ruth Gosse, Shirley (Kevin) Galstad-Roh and Tom(Liz) Galstad. She will be missed by her sons, Chad and Eric Westerberg and their families. Renee will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. She had a special place in her heart for her nephew, Jeremy (Sara) Lindvig; and her young friend, Janel.
Renee was preceded in death by her parents; and infant sister, Susan.
Renee was the keeper of the Galstad/Hammes family stories, treasured recipes and Sandbakkel tins. Renee connected the past to the present for each of us. She was the oldest sister and loved her family unconditionally. In remembering her, we celebrate her artistry, her love of animals, her creative baking skills, her thirst for learning about the past and the way she made us each feel special. Her wanderlust spirit eventually led her to her last home in Hertford, N.C. two years ago.
We will gather to share memories and stories as we celebrate her life at a later date. Thanks Renee for always being true to yourself. We love you.
The Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.