Theresa S. Westra, 92, Waupun, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at The Christian Homestead in Waupun.
Theresa was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Columbia County near Friesland, the daughter of Milton and Gertrude Westra Alsum. Theresa graduated from Randolph High School. She married Henry P. Westra in East Friesland. Following their marriage the couple farmed outside of East Friesland. Following Henry’s death in 1983, Theresa moved to Waupun in 1984. Theresa was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun.
Theresa is survived by four sons, Philip Westra (Vanelle Petersen) of Fort Collins, Colorado, Michael Westra of San Francisco, California, Douglas Westra of Santa Cruz, California, and Tom (Dawn) Westra of Randolph; two daughters, Gloria Jones of San Rafael, California, and Nancy (Bob) Oosterhouse of Waupun; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1983; an infant daughter, Beth Ann; brothers, John, Dewey, Ray, Bill, and Gordon Alsum; and a sister, Jeanette Dozema.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun, with the Rev. Jeff Brower officiating. Burial will follow at Friesland Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on the family Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Thank you to the staff at Agnesian Hospice Hope and The Christian Homestead for their care and compassion.
Memorials may be directed to The Christian Homestead in Waupun.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Please visit our website at wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.