Obit: Westphal, Olivia V. #2 (1925 - 2009) 

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Surnames: Westphal, Sowell, Anderson, Rueden, Meier, Klimpke, Schilling, Thurs, Kline 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 Oct. 2009 

Westphal, Olivia V. (14 Aug. 1925 - 14 Oct. 2009) 

COLBY, WIS. -- Olivia V. "Libby" Westphal, 84, of Colby, formerly of the town of Holton, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. 

Libby's funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. The Rev. Gayle Sowell will officiate. Burial will follow in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home in Abbotsford. 

Olivia was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Milwaukee, the daughter of George and Vera (Anderson) Rueden. The family then moved to the town of Holton, where Libby attended Bruckerville grade school and later graduated from Dorchester High School. She married Vernon C. Westphal in Oct. 16, 1943, in Milan. Libby was a dedicated mother, farmwife and homemaker while they farmed in the town of Holton. Her husband, Vernon, passed away Dec. 9, 1974. 

Olivia was a former member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan and a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. 

Libby always enjoyed a chance to shake dice or just spend time with her family. She loved to go camping and always looked forward to going to Rhinelander for the Hodag. 

Olivia is survived by her children, Carol (Walter) Klimpke of Athens and Beverly (Theodore) Meier of Athens; her grandchildren, Debra (Mark) Schilling of Athens, Wayne (Lois) Klimpke of Milan, Audra Klimpke of Athens, Patricia (Todd) Thurs of Athens and Shannon Meier of Athens. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren: Stephanie and Trevor Klimpke; Kyle and Katlyn Schilling; Autumn, Ryan and Sawyer Thurs; and Carson Kline. 

She is also survived by two brothers, George (Elaine) Rueden of Spencer and Russell (Dorothy) Rueden of Stetsonville; and a sister-in-law, Esther Rueden; other relatives and friends. 

Libby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon; a granddaughter, Pamela Meier; a sister, Marilyn; and a brother, Robert. 




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