Adaline Westendorf, 90


Adaline Westendorf, 90

Funeral services held June 1 for Adaline Westendorf, 90

Adaline M. Westendorf, 90, of West Union died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Scott Keele Kober officiating. 

Interment was in the Alpha Cemetery. 


Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye was in charge of arrangements. 

Adaline Mae (McIntyre) Westendorf, daughter of William and Agnes (Sellers) McIntyre, was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Fayette County. 

She attended country schools in the county and received her G.E.D. in the early 1970s. 

On March 25, 1946, she was united in marriage with Gerald H. Westendorf at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. 

Over the years, Adaline had worked at Bealmer’s in West Union, a café in Hawkeye, assisted with elections, and worked for the Census Bureau. 

Shortly after Gerald’s death in 1989, she moved to West Union, where she became active in United Methodist Church, including U.M.W. 

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, making blankets and quilts for her grandchildren, raising flowers, camping and fishing, and family picnics. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Reeder and Jeanette Saboe; and a brother, Newell “Mac” McIntyre.

Adaline is survived by four sons, Roger (Mary Jane) Westendorf of Oelwein, Rodney (Mary) Westendorf of Auburn, Ill., David (LeAnn) Westendorf of West Union, and Craig (Marcia) Westendorf of Paulding, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Erin, Nathan, Sarah, Todd, Matt, Jodi, Heidi, Katie, Alisha, Nicholas, and Tiffany; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Smith of West Union; two sisters-in-law, Verla McIntyre of West Union and Laura Westendorf of Spillville; and two brothers-in-law, Darold Martin of West Union and Erv Senner of Hawkeye.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church in West Union or the American Cancer Society. 

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