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Eugene "Gene" F. Westerman
(02-01-1931 - 09-15-2018)

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Eugene “Gene” F. Westerman, 87, of South Elgin, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Illinois Veteran Home in LaSalle. He was born on February 1, 1931 in Elgin the son of George J. & Margaret Costello Westerman. A lifelong resident of South Elgin, Gene graduated from St. Edward Central Catholic High School, class of 1948. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion Post 57, Elgin. Gene was a member of Grace Evangelical Church and was employed as a union brick mason for over 50 years prior to retiring. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lois Chamberlain Westerman, their children: Diane (Jim) Fraser, Steven (Cindy) Westerman, Douglas Westerman, Kathleen Collins. Grandchildren: Katie May Collins, Stephanie (Tony) Brokke, Ryan Westerman, Michael Collins, Amanda Westerman, Caleb Westerman. Great grandchildren: Jordan Janssen, Jaliyah Anthony, Alexis Brokke, Kayla Brokke, Madelyn Westerman, Hayden May Collins, and Mason Brokke. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary Margaret Smith and Regina Westerman in infancy. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Grace Evangelical Church, 1800 Bowes Rd., Elgin. Burial with military honors will follow in the South Elgin Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3-8 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, IL. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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