Andrew Westra, Jr.
Date of Death: Jul 22, 2012
[leftcolumn]Andy was born October 27, 1947 in Randolph the son of Andrew and Effie Fisher Westra. On November 4, 1966 he married Mary Vander Galien. Andy joined the US Air Force, serving in Vietnam for one year. After serving in the Armed Forces, Andy was a hog farmer, a correctional officer for the State of Wisconsin as well as a crop insurance adjuster. Andy enjoyed watching Little League games and watching his grandchildren’s games. He was a Badgers, Packers and Brewers fan. He loved to bomb around in his ’58 Chevy Apache truck with Mary. Andy was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. He was described as “the man with big hands to help others, the broad shoulders for others to stand on to reach their goals, and a heart that was full of compassion and love for God’s people.”
Andy is survived by his wife, Mary Westra of Waupun; his children, Eric Westra of Waupun, Paul (Tanya) Westra of Fond du Lac, and Kristen Sauer of Waupun; grandchildren, Rueben, Jacob, Savanna, Mahri, Elizabeth, Silas, Ezekiel , and Riley Westra, and Clay Sauer; two sisters, Marilyn (John) Smits, and Evelyn (Howard) Minnema; three brothers, Peter (Doris) Westra, Syros (Janice) Westra, and Tony Westra; and many nieces and nephews.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents.
[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military rites.[/rightcolumn]