Doris L. Westlund

Doris L. Westlund, age 90 of Howard Lake and formerly of Stockholm Township, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Ebenezer Covenant Home.

Doris was born in Stockholm Township, Cokato, Feb. 25, 1910, the daughter of Magnus and Christine (Johnson) Munson.

On Oct. 6, 1946, Doris and Elmer Westlund were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Following their marriage, the couple farmed Doris' homestead in Stockholm Township, near Cokato. The couple eventually retired to Howard Lake.

Elmer preceded his wife in death Nov. 24, 1994.

Doris was a faithful member of Stockholm Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children: Dorene C. "Dee" (Ralph) Dalbec of Buffalo, and Darrell E. Westlund of Howard Lake; grandchildren: Dawn, Robin and Dylan; a sister-in-law: Marcella Munson of Minneapolis; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m., at the Stockholm Lutheran Church, with the Rev. James L. Naushultz officiating. Organist was Melba Anderson. Soloist David Kanthak sang "Amazing Grace-How Sweet the Sound" and "How Great Thou Art." "Battle Hymn of The Republic" was the congregational hymn, and granddaughter Robin Dalbec read a poem. Interment followed at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Wayne Custer, Dean Custer, Adam Schmidt, David Kanthak, Roger Dalbec and Tom Brooks.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, served the family.

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