Arnie Westerberg, 96

Arnie Westerberg, 96
Long Prairie
December 28, 1916 ~ May 20, 2013

WesterbergArnieWEBA Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie for Arnie Westerberg, 96 year old resident of Long Prairie, who passed away on Monday, May 20th at CentraCare Healthsystem in Long Prairie. Pastor Andrew Brown with Rev. Paul Twist will officiate, and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday and one hour prior to service Thursday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.

Ralph “Arnie” Westerberg was born on December 28, 1916 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to the late Robert and Mamie (Larson) Westerberg. Arnie entered service with the U.S. Army on May 18, 1942 and was honorably discharged on Jan. 11, 1946. Arnie was united in marriage to Florence Hardin on January 25, 1947 in Long Prairie where they made their home. Arnie worked at Lux Hardware until he started up his own business of Long Prairie Plumbing and Heating. He continued to own and operate the business for 20 plus years, retiring in 1975. Arnie enjoyed hunting and fishing. He took great care and satisfaction in his yardwork, and was also active with woodworking, making many small crafts, as well as some furniture.

Arnie will be dearly missed by his wife, Florence; sons, Ralph (Betty) Westerberg of Romona, CA, and Roger Westerberg of Nimrod, MN; daughter, Patty (Randy) Anderson of Alexandria, MN; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Charlie Westerberg; three brothers and four sisters.