Cecil Henry Westerman, 92, of Metropolis, passed away at 1:32 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
Cecil retired from Electric Energy Inc. of Joppa, was a life-long member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Massac County and served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan Quattlebaum and husband Chris and Miriam Girtman and husband Brad, all of Metropolis; five grandchildren, Jennifer Vieira and husband Sean, John Sauerbrunn and wife Rachael, Jana Sauerbrunn, Ben Girtman and wife Kayla and Kristin Calhoun and husband Daniel; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Vieira, Nicholas Vieira, Joshua Vieira, Jackson Sauerbrunn, Madison Sauerbrunn, Sydney Girtman, Bennett Girtman, Abigail Girtman and Jase Calhoun; five stepgrandchildren, Jeff Quattlebaum, Scott Quattlebaum, James Quattlebaum, Denise Quattlebaum and Joseph Quattlebaum; six stepgreat-grandchildren, Jenna Quattlebaum, Jayce Quattlebaum, Mikaela Quattlebaum, Seth Quattlebaum, Lucy Quattlebaum and Zoe Quattlebaum; one sister-in-law, Helen Westerman; and his niece and nephews, Carla Westerman, Ed Westerman and Donnie Koch.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Amanda Obermark Westerman; his wife of 46 years, Frieda Foss Westerman; one brother, Cletis F. Westerman; one sister, Mary Frances Koch; and one nephew, Ronnie Koch.
Funeral service was held Monday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Emmerson officiating.
Burial with military rites followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Sauerbrunn, Ben Girtman, Daniel Calhoun, Adam Westerman, Donnie Koch, Gavin Riepe, J.T. Obermark and Kevin Obermark. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Bremer, Reuben Bremer, Eugene Fletcher, Carl Mescher and Sean Vieira.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 6874 Midway Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.