Michael Francis Westergard, 66, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Parish â€“ St. James Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Mauer â€“ Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present at 2:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 2:30 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.
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Michael Francis Westergard was born on December 28, 1952, one of four children born to Richard and Bonnie (Luken) Westergard. He attended Gehlen Catholic Schools, graduating in 1971. Following high school, Mike took a position with Wellsâ€™ Dairy in Le Mars. He worked for Wellsâ€™ for 13 years before he began his current career with Schuster Company in Le Mars. Mike started as a driver and became a dispatcher shortly thereafter.
On May 4, 1973, Mike and Kim Small were united in marriage at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. They were blessed with three boys. Mikeâ€™s life revolved around his family and following their activities. In more recent years, he enjoyed doing the same with his grandson, Lennan. When he wasnâ€™t spending time with family he was golfing with his friends.
Grateful to have shared his life is his wife of 46 years, Kim Westergard of Le Mars, IA; three sons, David (Rachel) Westergard of Le Mars, IA, Nicholas (Niki) Westergard of Brunsville, IA and Alex Westergard of Le Mars, IA; a grandson, Lennan of Brunsville, IA; his mother, Bonnie Westergard of Le Mars, IA; brothers and sisters, Julie (Allan) Gourlie of Edmunds, WA, Pat (Jody) Westergard of Brier, WA and Lisa Foreman of Sioux City, IA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gail (Bill) Grosenheider of Casper, WY, Janet (James) Van Leeuwen, Vicki (Mike) Livermore, Kevin (Tammy) Small all of Le Mars, IA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard.