MILDRED MAE WESTRE
LEHIGH — Mildred “Millie” Westre, 89, of Lehigh entered God’s heavenly gardens on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Fort Dodge Health and Rehab in Fort Dodge. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday prior to the service at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Millie Mae was born in Fort Dodge on February 23, 1927 to Edward and Cecil (Foster) Clark. She grew up in Kalo and graduated from Otho High School. Millie went to Bernell’s Cosmetology College and after graduation worked at the Unique Beauty Salon. On September 16. 1947 she was united in marriage to Dale Westre, at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. They were blessed with three daughters. They made their home in rural Lehigh area farming and raising purebred livestock. Over the years besides working with Dale on the farm Millie was employed at Gates Department Store and later Trinity Regional Hospital until her retirement.
Millie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dale of Lehigh; daughters Pam (Ivan) Hollman of Fort Dodge, Paula (Denny) Spencer of Fort Dodge, and Peg (Marc) Compart of Lehigh; grandchildren Jennifer Hollman (Chad Frantum) of Bayard, IA; Jason Hollman of Fort Dodge, Jessica Hollman of Chicago, IL, Jeremy (Antonette) Kennedy of Genoa, WI, Jamie Herrmann (Brad Babb) of Eagle Grove, IA, Amie (Mike) Kallansrud, Tom (Lisa) Compart and Theresa Compart all of Fort Dodge and Bryan Compart of Madrid, IA; great-grandchildren Max Hollman, Brayden, Makinzy and Karter Kennedy, Reco Jolly, Slade Babb, Kaleb Anderson, Owen and Henry Compart and Gracie Kallansrud; step-grand- children Jennifer Axness, Justin (Beth) Spencer and Joni (Josh) Olson. Step-great-grandchildren Brooke, Brady and Bryson Axness, Drew Spencer, Leilah, Devon and Charlie Olson, David and Anthony Schavone, Sydney and Gage Kennedy and Cort Kallansrud. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Clyde Clark.
Millie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Burnside, IA. Millie’s favorite times were spent working out in her flower beds, watching the birds in her back yard, baking, sewing, crocheting, spending time with her family and especially her loving daschund, Maggie Mae. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.