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Gene L. Westover
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Gene L. Westover, age 72, of Sturgis, MI passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Thurston Woods Village.
He was born March 16, 1946 in Albany, Oregon a son to the late Norman and Etta (Nofziger) Westover.
Gene graduated from Lebanon, Oregon, High School with the class of 1965 and has been a resident of Sturgis since 1967.
On Oct. 25, 1969 at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church he married Louellen A. Troyer.
He had been employed at various factories in janitorial positions over his working career and had recently become a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church. He had previously been a member of 1st Baptist Church in Sturgis where he was on the board of Deacons and enjoyed visiting Shut-Ins with the pastors.
Gene enjoyed singing, playing his guitar, playing with model trains, and took great pride in his yard and flower beds. He also enjoyed visiting and talking with people and spending time with Jake, Josh, and Joel was the highlight of his days.
Surviving are his wife: Louellen; special nephew: Jason (Jenny) Troyer of Sturgis, MI and their children: Jake, Josh, and Joel; 1 sister: Kathy Westover of Seattle, WA; 4 brothers: Leroy Westover of Portland, OR, Leonard Westover of Northpole, Alaska, Robert (Dorothy) Westover of Albany, OR, and Ken (Gail) Westover of Blaine, WA; mother-in-law: Irene Troyer of Sturgis; 2 sister-in-laws: Beverly Wilson of Portage, MI and Betty (Mark) Thiemann of Red Oak, TX; 3 brother-in-laws: Delmar (Debbie) Troyer of Centreville, MI, Jerry (Donna) Troyer and Eugene (Norma) Troyer both of Sturgis, MI; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Norma Kropf and Leona McKenzie, father-in-law: Clarence Troyer.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M., Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 29525 Findley Road, Burr Oak, MI 49030.
Services celebrating the life of Gene L. Westover will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, at the church with The Rev. Bill Beck, officiating. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial donations be directed to the Pregnancy Helpline, 1125 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 who has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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