Sharon Vonice Westergard, 74, of rural Erhard

Published 4:20am Monday, November 18, 2013 Updated 6:24am Monday, November 18, 2013

Sharon Westergard, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at her home under the care of her family and Lakeland Hospice.1117.obit.Westergard

She was born Sept. 23, 1939, in Pelican Rapids, the daughter of Selma (Johnson) and Henry Ouren.

She grew up in the Erhard area, attending Pelican Rapids High School.

On June 8, 1957, she married Adrian Westergard in Erhard. They made their home in Maplewood Township where they raised their family.

She was a member of Maplewood Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard.

Sharon enjoyed baking, cooking, dancing, reading, playing cards, bird watching, music, and outings with the Church Basement Ladies.

She most enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lester and Harold (Carol) Ouren; a sister, Joyce (George) Thiel; sisters-in-law, Annette Kruse, Phyllis Hornstine, and Jean Ouren; a brother-in-law, Maynard Hornstine; her stepfather, Charles Bengtson; and her father and mother-in-law, Anton and Olga Westergard.

Survivors include her husband, Adrian, of rural Erhard; their children, Michelle (Micki) Peterson of St. Cloud, Carolyn Westergard (Al Congrave) of Elbow Lake, Kathy (Rick) Hallinan of Cold Spring, Mike (Carol) Westergard of Fergus Falls, Kyle (Janet) Westergard of Barrett, and Risa (Jim) Meder of Sauk Rapids; nine grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Syverson, Timothy (Brittany) Peterson, Shane Westergard (Eileen Huggins), Kristin Westergard, Emily Westergard, Shaelyn Westergard, Kelsey Boese, Elise Meder, and Brandon Meder; four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Christian Syverson, and Jackson and Logan Peterson; a sister, Sylvia (Orin) Koziol of Nashua; four brothers, Clifford Ouren of Battle Lake, LeRoy (Marilyn) Ouren and James (Sheila) Ouren of Erhard, and Roy (Karen) Ouren of Willmar; sisters-in-law, Pat Ouren of Erhard, Alma (Marvin) Ronningen of Dent, and Alvina (Don) Lein of Moorhead; a brother-in-law, Art (Beth) Westergard of Kinston N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Grace Lutheran Church, Erhard

Clergy: Rev. Brad Soenksen and Chaplain Vicki Marthaler

Burial: Is planned at a later date at the family cemetery

Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls




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