Julie V. Westerlund, 90

Julie Vera (Lindahl) Westerlund, age 90, of Minnetonka, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at St. Therese Home in New Hope.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 at noon at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Howard Lake Cemetery for Julie and her daughter, Diane.

Julie was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Howard Lake, to Oscar and Pearl (Anders) Lindahl.

She graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1943, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the dance line.

Julie worked for many years as a bridal consultant for Bjorkman’s.

She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Eastern Star, as well as a hardworking member of the Howard Lake Class of 1943 Reunion Committee.

Julie is survived by two sons, Gary of Sun Prairie, WI, and Robert (Jean) of Webster, WI; two grandchildren, Michael Westerlund of Andover, and Cheri Claybaugh of Elko New Market; brothers Bud (Bernita) of California, and Vic (Delores) of MacGregor; her sister, Daisy Binder of Winsted; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their children.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Mildred (Lindahl) Riewei, her daughter, Diane (Westerlund) Peters; and her granddaughter, Julia (Westerlund) Ellingson.

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