David Roger “Snooky” Westerson, 74

 David Roger “Snooky” Westerson, 74, of  Drayton, North Dakota
passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks early Tuesday morning,
April 20th, 2010.  David was born February 26, 1936 in Hallock,
Minnesota, the son of  Ernest and  Bena (Hanson) Westerson.  He grew
up in Kittson County and attended school in Lake Bronson and
Lancaster.  David served with the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958.
On December 31, 1962 he married Rita O’Connor in Minneapolis.  She
passed away in 1991.  David enjoyed hunting, trapping and gardening.
He was a member of the Drayton American Legion.  
    Family members include his daughters, Christine (Paul) Dahlman,
Stephen, MN, Deb (David) Kuznia, Drayton, ND, Linda Kiefat,Stephen
and Mary (Bruce) Osowski, Stephen, MN and several grandchildren.  He
was preceded in death by his parents; wife Rita; brothers, Elmer,
Gordon, Willard, Charles, John and Kenneth and sisters, Gladys
Rugtiv, Lillian Bengtson, Frances Muir and Jane Anderson.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 2:00
p.m. in the Austin-Hughes Funeral Chapel, Hallock.  Interment will be
in the St. Edward’s  Cemetery, Drayton.  Visitation will be held for
one hour prior to the service on Friday.  Rev. Phil Tobin, presiding;
Sharlene Klegstad, organist and Todd Porter, soloist.  Honorary
casket bearers will be Sam Rugtiv and Dan Rugtiv.  Casket bearers
will be John Dahlman, Roger Anderson, Keith Anderson, Kenneth
Anderson, Jim Muir and John Muir.  A flag presentation will be made
by Veterans Service Officer, Robert Cameron.   (Austin-Hughes Funeral
Home, Hallock, MN)

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