Saturday, June 16, 2012

Richard E. Westerman (June 15, 2012)

Richard E. Westerman age 84 of Vandalia and formerly of Greenville, passed away at 1:20 P.M. on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Brookville. Richard was born February 1, 1928 in Greenville, to the late Chester & Charlene (Snider) Westerman.

Richard is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Dirk & Denette Westerman of Clay Center, Kansas; grandsons, Kyle, Kaleb, Keenan and Kirby Westerman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Richard is also preceded in death by his brothers, Vaughn & Mark Westerman; and sisters; Mary Catherine Halley, Virginia Plessinger and Jane Westerman.

Richard served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He attended Miami University. Richard was a brick mason, architect and draftsman. Richard was a member of the Greenville V.F.W.; Greenville American Legion and the Greenville Elks.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Dirk Westerman and Rev. Stanley Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences for the family may be expressed through