Sept. 13, 1941-Jan. 6, 2013
MARSHALL – Services for Roy Westberg, 71, of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Home.
He died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his residence.
Roy Gary was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Willmar to Walter and Minnie (Clausen) Westberg. He was baptized and confirmed at First Covenant Church in Willmar. In 1958, Roy enlisted in the Navy and served in Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1962 and moved to Minneapolis.
On July 4, 1964, Roy was united in marriage to Charlotte Archer in Minneapolis. After the couple’s marriage, they moved to Marshall. Roy worked at Jerry’s Body Shop, Murphy Freight and Floyd Wild Trucking for 31 years until retiring in 2008. He then worked at Doug Bradley Trucking part-time in 2012.
Roy’s enjoyments in life included fishing, camping, bean bags, hunting, darts, horse shoes, tinkering in his garage, hanging with his loving wife, family and grandkids and great-grandkids.
Roy was a member of the Eagles Club of Marshall.
Survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Marshall; three children, Gary (and Wendy), of Marshall, Jerry of Tracy and Shelly (and Chad) Rykhus of Marshall; 13 grandchildren, Mike, Sarah, Kasey and Mathew Westberg, Curtis Rykhus, JD Westberg, Amanda Labat, Trisha, Cody and Austin Rykhus, Samantha and Ryann Westberg and Tattyana Rykhus; and seven great-grandchildren; four siblings, James (and Barbara) Westberg of Letcher, S.D., Paul (and Carol) Westberg, of Spicer, Jerry (and Betty) Westberg, of San Marcos, Texas, and Donna (and Tom) Henning, of Nathrop, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; brother; sister; mother-in-law; father-in-law; nephew; daughter-in-law; brother-in-law; and sister-in-law.
Blessed be the memory of Roy Gary Westberg.
Hamilton Funeral Home