Jerry Eugene Westlund
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth:  February 13th, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Preston, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing:  October 26th, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Mesa, Arizona, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of the man, the myth, the legend... Jerry Westlund was born on February 13, 1933 and checked out on October 26, 2014.  He's a tough act to follow.  Even Elvis refused to go on stage after his set!  All who visit here are allowed to shed a brief tear; but then let the good times roll!  That would be his wish!

Candle lit by  Bill Westlund  on October 27th, 2014

Now we bid adieu to one of the most psychedelic dudes to have ever graced the planet. My dad, Jerry Westlund.  He was a great American and a damn fine Republican.   It's a shame he's checked out; but the memory of his wit lives on!  May the booze be plentiful, the lakes be calm and the fishing bountiful, Dad!!!

Candle lit by  Jonathon Stevens  on October 28th, 2014

One's time on earth may be "fleeting" in the grand scheme of things....but the memories you hold in your heart last forever and can be re-played like a movie every day in your heart and your mind Billy.

Candle lit by  Jenny Gustafson  on October 28th, 2014

My Dad taught me so many things. how to ride a bike, dance a waltz, or to play poker but more importantly how to be strong. How to be an independent thinker. He insisted when I would fall not only off my bike as a child, but in the debts of sorrow or hardship in life that I get back up, brush off & try again. He never hung up the phone without saying I love you. His last gift to me. Amen

Candle lit by  S Krey  on November 10th, 2014

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember how proud you were of him - the time you went home on leave and said how you guys went fishing up in Canada and got ripped and had the best time.  I was jealous...

Candle lit by  Bill Westlund  on February 13th, 2016

Happy 83rd Birthday, Dad!! I'm confident your spirit continues to explore the universe!

Candle lit by  Jenny Gustafson  on February 13th, 2016

Happy Birthday Dad ... I love and miss you..

Candle lit by  DeAnna Skeldon  on February 14th, 2016

Happy 83rd Birthday Yesterday Uncle Jerry! I Love n Miss you everyday!!

Candle lit by  Bill Westlund  on June 19th, 2016

Happy Father's Day, Dad!!  The lake is calm and the fish are biting!

Candle lit by  Merrick Westlund  on July 26th, 2016

Meet you at fish pole point dad!

Candle lit by  Bill Westlund  on October 26th, 2016

It's two years today that your spirit began exploring the universe.  You are still missed but not forgotten. I know you are still with us every time I fish Clear Lake. I'm confident you are at peace and playing cards with Granny (and having a "little hooker") at the Big Kitchen Table on the Other Side.  Tell her to ante up!!

Candle lit by  Jenny Gustafson  on October 26th, 2016

It is hard to believe its been two years without you. WE love and miss you Dad. I still know your close by us. Never forgotten and and forever loved. Jenny

Candle lit by  Kevin Gustafson  on October 26th, 2016

There were many a time when we laughed, many times we disagreed, many times we shook our fists, many times embraced in a hug. There was an intelligence in you that I'd like to think passed to me via our shared genetics. I'm sure our stubbornness, penchant for alcohol fueled debauchery, slightly off kilter sense of humor, and ability to empathize, or relish in, the misfortune of others was.

Candle lit by  Bill Westlund  on February 13th, 2017

Happy 84th Birthday, Dad!  I look forward to your spirit and I going fishing at Clear Lake all summer long. Remember:  You've gotta get to Aitkin before you get to Remer!!!

Candle lit by  Jenny Gustafson  on February 13th, 2017

Thinking of you today on your birthday Dad. I love you and miss you.

Candle lit by  DeAnna Skeldon  on February 13th, 2017

Thinking of you today on your 84th Birthday Uncle Jerry!! Tell Gramma to ante up, I'm sure you guys are celebrating, a good poker game, maybe you're out fishing, or just relaxing!! Love n miss you!!  When I look at JariAnne I can't help but remember the day you met your Great niece at Pat's Place and holding her, I cherish that memory everyday!!! Keep on keeping on, your spirit sores! ????

Candle lit by  Bill Westlund  on October 26th, 2017

Three years have now passed since your spirit began it's exploration of the universe but rest assured your presence on this planet has not been forgotten by your children. Remember:  You gotta get to Aitkin before you get to Remer!!!

Candle lit by  Jenny Gustafson  on October 26th, 2017

Thinking of you today and everyday Dad. Time passes but our memories remain . I sure do miss our afternoon phone conversations. I love and miss you . I feel your spirit near us daiy. Tell granny to " Ainty Up "

Candle lit by  DeAnna Skeldon  on October 26th, 2017

Thinking of you always Uncle Jerry!  I miss being able to go see you when I go to AZ, especially when I got to surprise you!  Love n miss you, your body may not be with us, but your spirit will be forever in our hearts!!  Give Gramma hugs and hope you're both enjoying some good poker games!!

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