John was a retired registered nurse. Before his retirement, he had worked at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Forest Park Hospital, and De Paul Hospital, all in Saint Louis. John was a photography enthusiast and also enjoyed time spent playing billiards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Mary L., nee Genin, Westlund.
Surviving are his wife, Josephine M. “Jo,” nee Dizer, Westlund;
his children, John R. Westlund, of Corpus Christi, TX,
Megan N. Westlund, of Saint Louis, MO
and Joseph “Joey” Powell, of Belleville, IL;
a granddaughter, Avaleigh Westlund;
a sister, Susan (Walter) Connors of Mill Creek, IN;
two brothers, Steven (Denise) Westlund of Shiloh, IL,
and Ron (Grace) Westlund of Willits, CA;
seven nephews, James Idoux, Matthew (Tabitha) Idoux, Daniel Westlund, Andrew Westlund, Erik Westlund, John Westlund and Rob Westlund;
and two great-nephews, Ethan and Lucian Idoux.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGee officiating.
Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sincerely sorry for your loss.
Tana and Roy Spiekermann, St. Louis, MO, 63146
We are shocked and saddened over your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s grace comfort you during this difficult time.
Jason and Lisa Kaminsky, Kirkwood, Mo, 63122
Megan, I’m sorry to hear about your father. I hope and pray that you are well and that your father is at peace. Take care.
William J. Bucciarelli, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106