Mildred Westrick


NEW BAVARIA -- Mildred Elizabeth Westrick, 93, of New Bavaria, died Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013, at the Henry County Hospital, Napoleon.

Her Legacy... She was born December 2, 1919, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Meyer) Kleman, in Miller City. She married Herbert Westrick on November 15, 1939. Mildred was a longtime active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was past president of both the Rosary Altar Society and CLC. She organized birthday parties for residents of Vancrest and also helped teach CCD for many years. Mildred also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels. Hobbies that Mildred enjoyed included embroidery, canning and making baby blankets for every one of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her Family... She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Mary (Larry) Weber of Maumee, Shirley Westrick of New Bavaria, Sharon Westrick of New Bavaria, Ginny (Phil) Bauer of Napoleon, and Joan (Ken) Lanning, Northwood; son, David (Linda Estep) Westrick, Holgate; son-in-law, Bill Miller, Coldwater, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Deb Diemer, Ottawa; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, with one great-granddaughter on the way. Mildred was preceded by her husband; children, William "Bill" Westrick, Eileen Gill and Ruthann Miller; granddaughter, Heather Weber; and sisters, Mary Niese, Florence Niese, Laura Ellerbrock, Edith Eiden and Luella Gerdeman; and brothers, Alvin, Lawrence and Norbert Kleman.

Her Farewell Services... Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate, today from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-8 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Stephen Stanbery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Contributions can be made in Mildred's memory to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Please visit to leave online condolences.

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