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Herman "Hermie" Westendorf

February 13, 1927 — December 17, 2022

Melrose, Minnesota

Herman "Hermie" Westendorf

Herman H. “Hermie” Westendorf, age 95 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 20 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that you please wear a mask upon arrival.

Herman Henrich Westendorf was born February 13, 1927 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Joseph and Mary (Duevel) Westendorf. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1945 through 1947, serving in the Pacific Ocean on the USS Topeka and the USS Iowa. He was united in marriage to Norma Ann Budde on May 29, 1950 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Hermie worked for Stearns Electric for 43 years where he worked as a lineman, foreman, and a construction maintenance manager until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Melrose American Legion Post 101, and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050. Hermie served on the Utility Commission in Melrose, Planning and Zoning Committee, and the cemetery board for St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s Cemetery. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and loved playing cards.

Survivors include his son, Dean Westendorf of Burnsville; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Ross, and Leah Westendorf; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, and Matthew Westendorf

Hermie was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Westendorf on September 29, 2020; parents; brothers and sisters, Sister Julietta Westendorf, O.S.F., Bernard “Ben” Westendorf, Mary Petermeier, Ann Lahr, Loretta Johnson, Rose Wiechman, Joe Westendorf, and an infant brother, August Westendorf.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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