Rodney Wallace Westlund, 59, of Clear Lake, WI, passed away peacefully at his home on March 8, 2022.
Rod was born on May 31, 1962 to Wallace and Margaret Westlund in Amery, WI. He attended school in Clayton, WI and lived the active outdoor life of a country kid. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and helping his dad with the sewer business. As a young adult, he worked at various jobs close to home including Hartzel’s Manufacturing and dairy farming.
In the mid 1980’s, Rod moved to Montana to work as a dairyman and lead herdsman for Lybeck Farms, near Kalispell. Rod’s next move took him to Idaho where he put his truck driving skills to work, as a lead agricultural driver for J & C Custom near Buhl, Idaho. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time with friends and shooting pool on a league for The Black Bear Tavern in Buhl.
Wherever Rod was, he was often visited by friends and family. Both his mom, dad, sisters and brother-in-law and many friends from Wisconsin visited him in Montana and Idaho.
After retiring in 2015, Rod stayed in Idaho for a while but, in 2018 moved back to Wisconsin to be near friends and family. He, again, enjoyed the outdoors by hunting and fishing with friends and family.
Rod was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Margaret Westlund, sister, Florence Pearson, both sets of grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his sister, Ruby Westlund, brothers-in-law, Nick Mesenbourg and Don Pearson, niece, Helen Yourchuck and nephew, Mike Pearson.
He also leaves behind many other relatives and friends both in Wisconsin and out west.
A Celebration of Life will be from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Richardson Sportsman Club in Clayton, WI.
Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements