Westerberg Harold Robert "Hal" Westerberg, age 85, of Minneapolis, died Nov. 9 at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou; daughters, Anne (Richard) Ellingson, Julie, and Mary; sons, Philipp and Paul (Laurie); grandson, Johnny; brothers, Joe and Tom; sister, Phyllis Stoehr; numerous nieces and nephews; and Tom and Peggy McNamee and family. Hal grew up in SE Mpls, the oldest of nine children. He attended St. Thomas College, and was a Corporal who fought at Omaha Beach and Normandy. Hal was a radio operator and first class gunner. After the war he found his niche with Cadillac-General Motors. His genuine friendliness made him a natural for a long career in sales. Hal was an avid golfer who shot a hole in one in 1978. He was an expert bridge player, put ketchup on everything he ate, and shined our shoes for Mass on Sunday. He did our taxes (only 3 out of 4 were audited) and cured our earaches with a puff of cigar smoke. He owned a pair of ruby slippers and yet never wished for a different life. See you on the 19th hole, Dad. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, 10 AM at the Church of the Incarnation, 38th and Pleasant Ave. S. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment Fort Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. GILL BROTHERS 612-861-6088

Published on November 11, 2003

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