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Esther F. Westberg

Esther F. Westberg

Feb. 4, 1911 - Oct. 22, 2008

WILLMAR -- Esther Florence Westberg, 97, of Willmar, died Wednesday at Bethesda Pleasantview in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Covenant Church in Willmar. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are by Harvey Anderson Funeral Home of Willmar.

She was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Pillsbury Township, Swift County, to Segfred and Hulda (Carlson) Nelson. She grew up in Pillsbury Township and graduated as valedictorian from Kerkhoven High School in 1929. She attended business college in Minneapolis.

She married Ralph C. Westberg on June 8, 1957, in Minneapolis. They farmed in the Anoka area, and she worked as a bookkeeper for a construction company in Minneapolis. Ralph died Nov. 5, 1984, and she moved to Willmar in 1986.

She was a member of Central Free Church in Minneapolis, serving as a deaconess and as secretary for the church. She was a member of First Covenant Church in Willmar.

She is survived by two sisters: Ella Anderson and Mildred Nelson, both of Willmar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two infant brothers, and by two sisters, one in infancy.