Jul. 13, 1924 – Mar. 15, 2018
Eileen Sears Westrum, 93, of Devils Lake, ND, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Eileen was born July 13, 1924 to John and Hilda (Anderson) Sears, the youngest of seven children. She grew up near Minnewaukan, ND and graduated from Min-
newaukan High School in 1942.
On July 2, 1953, Eileen married Freeman Westrum. Shortly after they married, Freeman and Eileen purchased his parents’ farm north of Maddock, ND. There they
farmed and raised their son, Thomas John Westrum. They moved to Rugby, ND. Freeman passed away in 2009. Eileen continued to live in Rugby until 2014, when she
moved to Eventide Heartland in Devils Lake.
Those relatives still holding Eileen in their hearts are: sisters-in-law, Helen Westrum, Cheney, WA, and Jane Sears, Bakersfield, CA; and many nieces and nephews and
great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Freeman; her son, Tom; brothers Ivan, Elwin, Elmer, and Raymond; sisters Jessie Sears Smith and Nellie
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 on Saturday, March 24 at Eventide Heartland in Devils Lake, ND. Spring burial will be in the St. Olaf Lutheran
Cemetery, rural Minnewaukan, ND. Rev. Allen Cambell, officiate.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the time of service at the Care Center.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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