Adrian Ed Westplate, 87, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully surrounded by
his family, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Brookside Care Center, Kenosha, Wis.
He was born on June 29, 1920 in Sherry, Wis. the son of the late Isaac and
Marie (VanStrein) Westplate
On June 4, 1943 in Kenosha, he married Nellie Kloet, who survives in Kenosha.
Ed is also survived by one daughter Miriam (Ken) Christensen of Porter; sons
Lorin (Denice) Westplate of Alexander City, Ala., Wayne Westplate of Maui,
Hawaii; his brother John (Elizabeth) Westplate of Kenosha; his grandchildren
Jonathan (Julie) Christensen, Alisa Christensen, Matthew Christensen; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers John in infancy, Donald, Martin
and his wife Pauline.
He came to Kenosha as a young boy. He was educated in schools of Kenosha and
graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. He was in the U.S. Army during
WWII, a member of the counter intelligence corps and was honorably
discharged. He worked as a tool and die maker for AMC for over 25 years and
for Johnson Outboard Motors & Marine for 16 years.
He was an active member of Christian Reformed Church. He was a Sunday School
Teacher/Superintendent and was an elder on the church council. He was also a
member of the UAW Local #72. He was an avid reader, enjoyed camping, building
his house and his house up north. He was a very talented man especially with
his hands. His grandkids were his pride and joy.
Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4 at Christian Reformed
Church (7506 25th Ave.). Interment was at Green Ridge Cemetery with Full
Visitation was at the Bruch Funeral Home, 3503 Roosevelt Rd. Kenosha, WI.
53142 and again on Tuesday morning at Christian Reformed Church.
Memorials would be appreciated to Brookside Care Center or to Christian
Online Memorial Book is