Ethel E. Westerveld

Date of Death: Feb 03, 2014
Ethel E. Westerveld
[highlight_text] (1921 – 2014) [/highlight_text] Ethel E. Westerveld, 92, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Waupun, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at her residence.


[leftcolumn] Ethel was born June 2, 1921 in Waupun, the daughter of Sigmund and Martha Berndt Rehwinkel. On October 10, 1952 she married Roland Westerveld at Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun. Ethel served as Sunday School Teacher and directed the children’s choir at Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun. She also taught children in Bible Class and Sunday School at Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun for many years. Ethel was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield, WI.

Ethel is survived by her husband, Roland Westerveld; two sons, Paul (Peggy) Westerveld of Holmen, WI and Mark (Mary Jo) Westerveld of De Forest, WI; a grandson, Spencer Westerveld of Holmen, WI; a granddaughter, Kelsey Westerveld of Denver, CO; a sister, Elaine Rehwinkel; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Westerveld; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ethel was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Westerveld; her parents; grandparents; a sister; a brother; a brother-in-law; and nephews.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Ethel E. Westerveld will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Daryn Bahn officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.



  1. Dan and Joanne Jenson Says: February 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Roland and family-
    Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It is always hard to lose someone that you love so dearly. Our hope is that you can hold those loving memories close to your heart. May the peace of God be with all of you during this time.
    With sympathy,
    Dan, Joanne, Katie and Tommy Jenson

  2. Harvey and Marsha Schaub Says: February 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Roland and family,

    We were so sorry to miss the service but know that we most assuredly had you in mind and prayer.

    We treasure Ethel’s support of the Men’s Chorus, an ever faithful member of our audience, even when she had to travel many miles to attend. She always knew just what to say to “make our day” with praise and appreciation. We send our sympathy to all of you for the loss of such a truly beautiful woman who gave us such wonderful memories. May God support and comfort you in your loss.

    Harv Schaub and the members of the United Men’s Chorus

  3. betty kartechner Says: February 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Dear Roland and family, I have fond memories of Ethel and her involvement in Pella church. I also stayed overnight with Beth when in high school while Ethel worked at the hospital. My condolences and sympathy on your loss. Betty Kartechner

  4. Cindy Bentley Vanderkin Says: April 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Dear Westerveld family:
    Please accept my belated condolences. I have fond memories of Mrs. Westerveld, as far back as the mid ’60’s walking by the house on the way to Jefferson School. Starting in 1966, she trained me to work with Beth, which got me interested in my future career teaching students with disabilities. I am thankfule she was in my life and know she is at peace now.
    Cindy (Bentley) Vanderkin

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