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Janet Westlund, 85

Janet Westlund, 85, Osakis, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Community Memorial Home in Osakis.

On October 5, 1928 a baby girl named Janet was born to Ilot and Bertha (Brendmoe) Erickson in Little Sauk Township, Todd County. She graduated from Osakis Public Schools. Janet first worked as a waitress at Osterbergs Caf and later as a teller at Farmers 1st National Bank.

On November 4, 1954 she was united in marriage to Marvin Westlund. They moved to California and Marvin served his country in the U.S. Navy. After returning to Minnesota, they eventually built a hobby farm in Alexandria where they raised chickens, cows, pigs and horses.

Janet also worked at Knute Nelson. Later she worked as a cashier at Plaza Liquor Store. She retired in Alexandria and when poor health necessitated additional care, she became a resident at the Galeon campus in Osakis in 2008.

Janet was a member of the Alexandria VFW Auxiliary. She was both a card shark as well as an avid bingo player and enjoyed taking trips to the area casinos. She was a great cook and gardener and loved to follow the stock car races.

She is survived by her daughters, Lori (Kenneth) Mausolf of Miltona and Debbie (Michael) Sizemore of Clovis, NM; four grandchildren, Brian and Amy Sizemore, Joshua and Jaymee Senesac; four great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Jackson Senesac, Wyatt Carlson and Riley Sizemore.

Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Bradley Westlund; brothers, Harold and Everett Erickson; and a sister, Irene Curtis.

Funeral services are Friday, January 3 at 11 a.m. at Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis with the Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Interment will be at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. on January 3 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis;