LeAnn Westendorf

LeAnn Westendorf, 57, of West Union, died Friday, August 22, 2014, at Palmer Memorial Hospital in West Union, following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union with Rev. Galen Smith officiating. Burial will be at Windsor Township Cemetery, rural Hawkeye. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 25th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. The family suggests that memorials be made in LeAnn’s name to the Gift Of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota or to the family for future designation. 

LeAnn, daughter of Dale and Phyllis Pinney Ruroden, was born September 24, 1956, at West Union, Iowa, and was born again on February 13, 1998. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union and graduated from North High School in West Union in 1974. On August 21, 1976, she was united in marriage with Dave Westendorf at Bethel Presbyterian Church. LeAnn was employed by the Good Samaritan Home in Postville and later West Union for over thirty years. She was a lifelong member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union where she participated in the afternoon circle. She was also a longtime member of the American Diabetes Association. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels, her dogs, reading, camping, motorcycling, and traveling.

In addition to her husband, Dave of West Union, she is survived by her mother, Phyllis Ruroden of Fayette; three brothers, Terry (Deb) Ruroden of Waterloo, Randy (Mary) Ruroden of West Union, and Tim (Becky) Ruroden of Cresco; two sisters, Lana (Jim Szabo) Mantor of Cedar Rapids and Robin (Steve) Robinson of Hawkeye; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Ruroden, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Adaline and Gerald Westendorf.



Nancy Woodard Marker on August 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM said:

I was a classmate of Terry's. I would like to tell the family that our Class of 1972 is saddened by the loss of his sister. I live in New Jersey or would certainly attend the funeral.
Jill Conklin Conlon on August 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM said:

Mom had told me of LeAnn's passing. I am sorry for your loss. You will be in my thought and prayers.
Marisa Milks - Echo on August 25, 2014 at 7:55 AM said:

Hey D,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your wife's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time.
Burdette and Fran Rowland on August 25, 2014 at 4:31 AM said:

Extending our SINCERE sympathy to Dave and LeAnn's family.
May your faith and memories give you strength as you continue life's journey.

God Bless!!!
Dennis Pixler on August 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM said:


I was very sorry to hear about LeAnn's passing and you will be in my prayers. I lost Mary nearly five years ago. You don't really get over it but you learn to live with it. Take care.

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