Wayne Westgard


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Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Wayne A. Westgard, 86, of Taylor Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge. Burial is at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, where military honors will be presented by VFW Post 1303 and American Legion Posts 200 and 569. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.
Wayne was born on July 17, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn., a son of John and Agnes Skilbred Westgard. He married Ruth Hoag Ziegenhorn on Sept. 11, 1949, in Muscatine.
He retired from Iowa Illinois Gas and Electric Company in 1988, where he had worked as a pipe welder for 35 years. In his early years, he worked at the International Harvester Corp. Farmall Works. Wayne also farmed in the Taylor Ridge area.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Wayne was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge, Rock Island County Farm Bureau, 84 Inf. Div. Railsplitter Society and life member of Rock Island VFW Post 1303. He had volunteered with the Boy Scouts when his sons were young. Wayne loved to fish and hunt, woodworking and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; sons and daughter-in-law, John Westgard, Taylor Ridge, and Donald and Zelma Ziegenhorn, Illinois City; grandchildren, Mary Roth (Kevin Horton), Dawn (Darin) Leman, Suzi Ziegenhorn (Eric McCoy), Mike (Shannon) Ziegenhorn, Matt (Janell) Ziegenhorn, Kim (Josh) Ogden, Mandi (Chuck) Durham and Brandon (LeAnn) Ziegenhorn; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerome Westgard, St. Paul; and his sister, Marilyn Whitford, Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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