William G. ‘Gus’ Westerlund

Feb. 20, 1934 Feb. 10, 2015

William G. “Gus” Westerlund, age 80, passed away at Lake Country Health and Rehabilitation Center in Oconomowoc on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Gus was born February 20, 1934, in Solon Springs, to Nels and Hannah Westerlund on the family farm.

Gus is survived by his wife, Juanita “Jan” of Jefferson, and their children, Mark White (fiancee Carolann Cain) of Dousman, Tracy Westerlund of Muskego and Kristin McPhail of Horicon. Gus was a proud Poppa to his grandchildren: Cody Williams, Jesse Hernandez, Hunter White and Kassandra and Maggie McPhail. He is further survived by his sisters Norma Nelson of Manassas, Va., and Ruth Muzzio of Solon Springs, and other relatives and friends.

Gus was preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Hannah Westerlund; his brother Robert Westerlund; and a sister, Charlene Palo.

Gus was a U.S. Air Force veteran for the Korean War and was stationed in Texas.

Gus was a longtime employee of Astronautics Corp. of America in Milwaukee until he retired in 1994.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 21, at 1 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com  to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.