Roland Westerveld

Date of Death: Mar 27, 2016
Roland Westerveld


Roland Westerveld, 90, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Waupun, WI, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Roland was born June 11, 1925 in the town of Alto the son of Arnold and Ruth Kastein Westerveld. On October 10, 1952 he married Ethel Rehwinkel at Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun. Prior to their marriage Roland served in the US Army during World War II in the German Occupation. Roland and Ethel resided in Waupun for many years where he was employed as a mechanic with the city of Waupun. While residing in Waupun he was an active member of Trinity Reformed Church where he had served as Elder, Deacon, Bible Class teacher and sang in its Men’s Chorus. In 1992 the couple moved to Marshfield. While living in Marshfield he was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church.

Roland is survived by two sons: Paul (Peggy) Westerveld of Monument, CO and Mark (Mary Jo) Westerveld of DeForest, WI; a granddaughter, Kelsey Westerveld of Denver, CO; a grandson, Spencer Westerveld of LaCrosse, WI; and a sister, Marilyn Westerveld of Waupun.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Westerveld; a daughter, Beth Westerveld; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]


Funeral services for Roland Westerveld will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Daryn Bahn and Rev. Andrew Wilson officiating. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.



  1. Audrey Moen Says: March 30, 2016 at 8:56 am

    MY SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF ROLAND. When Roland and Ethel came to Zion United Methodist Church in Marshfield, they were loved by everyone. I really appreciated the fact that they visited my 90 year old mother at the nursing home. They didn’t really ever know her personally, but they went to visit quit often. What a gift they were to my family and to my mother. God Bless you as you grieve the loss of your parents.

  2. Donna Hastreiter Says: March 31, 2016 at 10:03 am

    You don’t know me, but I had the pleasure of meeting Roland and Ethel when they were residents at the Aster. For several years my family would visit my mother-in-law there on Sunday afternoon and play piano to entertain her. There were several residents who always came to listen in, including Roland and Ethel. We always enjoyed visiting with them, and they would let us know they were watching out for my mother-in-law during the week. After she passed away, they sent a very comforting letter, focusing on the hope we have through Jesus. I know their faith was very important to them and while I am saddened by the news of Roland’s death, I am happy to know that he is with Ethel in Heaven. I look forward to seeing them both there in the future, and hope to meet you there, too!

  3. Lindy & Mary Newlon Says: March 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Lindy and I extend our sympathy to your families as you both grieve you father and grandfather’s death, and celebrate his going home to God…and seeing Ethel!
    God be with all of you as you go through the funeral and burial tomorrow.

  4. Please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    -US Cellular

  5. Alice b Younger Says: March 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    To Rolands family. I had the pleasure of working with Roland at Asters. Roland was so gentle and sweet. He was always so thankful for all I did for him. I am sorry I could not do more for you, Paul, when your dad was at the end. I did say many prayers for him and send Angels with him when he went to the hospital.

    Roland is now with the love of his life and they are watching over all of you.


  6. Jane Gerend Says: March 31, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    John and I used to be the caretakers for many years at the East Ridge Apartments where Roland and Ethel used to live. We appreciated both of them very much! When John died 10 yr. ago, Ethel and Roland were very kind and supportive of me. Roland helped with the apartments until they found new caretakers. I did not know that Ethel had passed. I must have missed that. What wonderful people they were! May they both rest in peace!

  7. Debbie Martin Says: April 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Sincere condolences to the Westerveld family- I had the privilege of being a close neighbor to your parents when we relocated to Marshfield many years ago- they were awesome – a wonderful set of ” unofficially adopted Grandparents” to our son. At the age of two, he especially enjoyed watching Roland show him the train that circled their Christmas tree; we so enjoyed the aroma of Ethel’s baking, as well as the pretty music from the little outdoor Church on their patio. They were wonderful role models, and I feel very blessed to have known them.

    May God provide good memories to help during your loss- although we are comforted to know they are reunited in Heaven and will continue to watch over you–

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