Kenneth Westerman

Kenneth Westerman, 89, Clever, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. He wasborn April 7, 1931 to Louia and Bertha (Hutter) Westerman in Clever. Westerman was the middle of three children in the home.Westerman graduated from Clever High School in 1949. He was a lifelong member of the Shriners, the Masons (Blue Lodge, Billings), as well as the Scottish Rite. He was also a longtime member of Clever Baptist Church. Westerman worked at Alton Box and Marionville Cheese Factory before takinga position in the late 60s with Kraft. He worked at Kraft until his retirement in1987. Westerman loved baseball and was a huge fan of the Cardinals, the Royals, as well as the Cubs. Westerman is preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Harold Westermanand a stepdaughter; Rachael Owens.Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 22 years, Paulette, daughters;Belinda Gilmore and Sheila Passley, stepchildren; Renee Crouch, Richard Vedder, and Ryan Vedder, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Westerman’s name to Shriner’s Children Hospital (4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO or at A celebration of life visitation was scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 from 5–7 p.m. in the chapel at Meadors Funeral Home in Clever. Burial will be at a later date.


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