Mary Ann Westerberg, 72, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital.
She was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on September 1, 1944, the daughter of Elmer and Edith (Ammel) Bonifas. Mary graduated from Holy Name High School in 1962. She also attended Northern Michigan University.
On, May 1st, 1965, Mary married C. Dave Westerberg at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba.
Mary retired in 1999 from Drifter’s Restaurant. She also worked at Dells Supper Club, Swedish Pantry, Elks Lodge and Escanaba Country Club.
She was the first woman member of the Escanaba Elks Lodge. Mary was a life member and former President of Lady Elks Auxiliary. She was also a member of Escanaba Eagles and YMCA. Mary was an avid Packer and Red Wings fan.
She is survived by her husband, C. Dave Westerberg of Escanaba; children, Carl (Suzanne) Westerberg of Jacksonville, NC, David (Stephany) Westerberg of Escanaba, John (Cherie) Westerberg of Escanaba; grandchildren, Jasmine and Hunter Westerberg; step grandchildren, Allison, Emily, Kenneth and Morgan; step great grandchildren, William and Blake; siblings, James (Linda) Bonifas of Escanaba, Patrick (Barb) Bonifas of Minneapolis, MN, Loretta (Joe) DeChristopher of Escanaba, Mike (Sandy) Bonifas of Escanaba and George Bonifas of Valparizo, IN; sisters-in-law, Shurlee (James) Plouff of Gladstone, Mary Ann (Bruce) Pelka of Arlington, VA, Kay Westerberg of Traverse City and brother-in-law, Tom Westerberg of Ford River.
In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by her sister, Rose Bonifas.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Elks Memorial Service will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Church at 6 p.m. officiated by Rev. Fran DeGroot. A luncheon will follow services at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eagles or Elks Lodge. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Westerberg family.