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Gayle Ervin Westberg, age 81, died April 22 2017 at North Care Hospice, Kansas City, Missouri.
Son of Ervin and Olga (Tillman) Westberg of rural Eagle Lake, MN.
At the young age of 17 Gayle enlisted into the Army where he served for 22 years.
A veteran of the Korean war and Vietnam War as a special forces.
Gayle's love for life showed in his hobbies of restoring and racing cars, riding his cycle, along with hunting fishing and watching sports.
Mr Westberg is survived by his wife Tazuko ( Katayama) and five children:
Takao "Donnie" (Marlette) Westberg; Larry (Nanita) Westberg; Faylynne (David) Rissell; Kenneth (Nora) Westberg; Vickielynn (Bert) Thornburg; Sherrie ( Frank) Rhodes;
Siblings Marlene (Willis) Oachs; Gladys (Jack) Mulvaney; Gerri (Jim) Mulvaney; Shirley Westberg; Gary (Mary) Westberg; Lester (Wanda) Westberg; Nancy (Steve) Johnson and Dennis (Connie) Westberg.
12 Grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and special friend Sharon Westfall.
Gayle was preceded in death by his two sons Robert Allen, Stephen John, one daughter Patricia Ann, parents Ervin and Olga Westberg, and one sibling Bonnie Kienlen.
Mr Westberg will be interred at a family plot at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu Hawaii in full Military Honors.
Published on April 28, 2017
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