Adaline M. Westendorf, 90, of West Union, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in West Union with Rev. Scott Keele Kober officiating. Interment will be at Alpha Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in West Union or the American Cancer Society.
Adaline Mae, daughter of William and Agnes Sellers McIntyre, was born October 29, 1922, in Fayette County, Iowa. She attended country schools in the county and received her G.E.D. in the early 1970’s. 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 for the Census Bureau. Shortly after Gerald’s death in 1989, she moved to West Union where she became active in the United Methodist Church, including the U.M.W. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, making blankets and quilts for her grandchildren, raising flowers, camping and fishing, and family picnics.
Adaline is survived by four sons, Roger (Mary Jane) Westendorf of Oelwein, Rodney (Mary) Westendorf of Auburn, Illinois, David (LeAnn) Westendorf of West Union, and Craig (Marcia) Westendorf of Paulding, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Erin, Nathan, Sarah, Todd, Matt, Jodi, Heidi, Katie, Alisha, Nicholas, and Tiffany; fifteen great grandchildren; one 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.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Reeder and Jeanette Saboe; and one brother, Newell “Mac” McIntyre.