Elizabeth M. Westenberger, 87
Elizabeth M. Westenberger, 87, formerly of Park Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at Northridge Assisted Living while under the care of Ministry Hospice.
Liz was born on May 26, 1927 in Stevens Point, WI to the late Oscar J. and Clara (Tufte) Lind. She attended the local schools, graduating from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1945.
She met and eventually married her husband, Bob while they both worked at Westenberger’s Drug Store. They married on Sept. 18, 1950. He preceded her in death in 2007.
Liz was a creative homemaker, whose interests included sewing, decorating, and glass collecting. She took great pride in her personal appearance, her family, and her home.
For 25 years, Liz worked at J.C. Penney’s in the ladies “Ready to Wear” department, retiring in 1993. Many customers relied on her excellent fashion sense.
In retirement, Liz and Bob enjoyed wintering in Florida, biking; and Liz especially loved walking around Park Ridge and Schmeeckle Reserve area.
Survivors include three children, Elise (Tom) Olk of Park Ridge, Jim (Nancy) Westenberger of Plover, and Beth (Rollie) Vallin of Stevens Point; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Witzke of Oshkosh and Margaret Ewaskowitz of Schofield; and brothers, Bob (Cammy) Lind of Stevens Point and Orville Lind of King.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Gus, Carl, and Norman.
Her family wishes to thank the staff at Northridge and Ministry Hospice for their compassionate care. Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Boston Funeral Home