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  • John Owen Westlund

  • John Owen Westlund, 89, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

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  • John Owen Westlund, 89, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
    Cremation and burial in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., will take place at a later date. The family requests contributions to Animals Best Friends, 2302 Crysler Ave., Independence, MO 64050.
    John was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn. He graduated from Colorado College in 1947, where he played football and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he trained B-17 pilots. After the war, he began his career as a salesman. He enjoyed duck hunting, his dogs, fishing and skin diving. John was preceded in death by daughter, Karolyn Williams; and brother, James Arthur Westlund.
    He is survived by daughters, Jill Westlund of Independence, Mo., and Robin Abraham and husband, Jim, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; son-in-law, Gary Williams and wife, Marlene, Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Andrew Abraham, Lincoln, Neb., Beth Ann Abraham, Oshkosh, Wis., Garrett Williams, Independence, Mo., and wife, Lois Westlund and daughter, Jacque Johnson, both of Florida.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.speakschapel.com.
    Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.
     
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