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December 7, 1934 – Friday, February 12, 2016

Service Information
Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo, MN
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30-11:00 A.M.

Kenneth Dean Westerdahl, age 81, of Buffalo, MN
passed away Friday ,February 12th, 2016 at North
Memorial Medical Center Robbinsdale ,MN.

He was born December 7th, 1934 in Chicago, IL, the son of Hedwig and Herman Westerdahl.

After graduating high school in 1953, he enlisted in the Army in 1954. While serving, he sang with the military choir at Fort Sill ,OK. Upon discharge, he married Dolores Mertic on January 21,1956.
They continued to live and raise a family on the the South Side of Chicago. Having grown up in a very musical family, Ken participated in church choirs, solo work, and as a member of the Chicago
Symphony Chorus.
He worked at Interlake/Acme Steel as a lab chemist for 30 years.
At retirement in 1997, he and Dolores moved to Buffalo MN where he enjoyed singing in the choir at The Evangelical Covenant Church, wood carving in the community, having coffee with friends, and attending his granddaughters’ concerts, and sporting events.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years,
Dolores Westerdahl (nee Mertic); children: Joy
Westerdahl (Brett Oden) of Buffalo, Julie (Ted)
Anton of Chicago; grandchildren: Britta Joy Oden ,
Katie Joy Oden of Buffalo.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. dale bjorklund

    To the family; We are very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. May the Lord give you strength in the days ahead. With all our sympathy, Dale & Lisa

  2. Patti Stevens

    We are thinking of you often and praying for you all to have peace thru this very difficult time. Share the wonderful memories that you have, they are the one gift you get to keep! God Bless.
    Patti, Core, Brody, Ezmae and Marley Stevens

  3. Melissa Spike

    From all of us at the Allina Clinic we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Ken. We will truly miss him and his witty sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers our with you during this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

  4. Janice Hank

    Joy & family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He sounds like he was a very talented man! Thinking of you!

    The Hank Family


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