Mary Ann Westerberg

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died February 19th, 2017

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.

8 Tributes to “Mary Ann Westerberg”

  1. You have my deepest sympathy. I was so Blessed to have her as my friend. She was like a mother to me. May she rest in peace. Prayers. Love you guys.

  2. Dan and I were so very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I have such great memories of her over the years, especially her jump into the pool at the Y. She will be missed. She was one great gal. I’m sorry we can’t be with you to celebrate her life.

  3. Dave and family. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Mary was a wonderful person. I enjoyed many many fun times at the Elks with her and Dave. She also taught me a lot. I remember when she became an Elk and the “controversies” that came along with being the first woman of our lodge. I will be the first to say that her joining was nothing but good for us as a Lodge. I am proud to stand along side of her as a member. She will be missed. “I say Good-bye–good bye until the hour of eleven shall regularly return.”

  4. Dave, so sorry for your loss. It’s very hard to lose your best friend and love of your life. Been there.

  5. Bob & I would like to extend our condolences to Mary’s family. She will certainly be missed at Lady Elks. Regretfully we will be out of town at the time of the services. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. David Paul and Family – My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. Words are never adequate in moments like these. My heart goes out to you, your dad, brothers, and family. I will always remember her infectious-contagious laugh she had, and the privileged to have in known your mom. Cherish the memories you created with mom and those around you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jessica

  7. Dave, Carl, David, John & families, you have our deepest sympathy. I am sorry but we will be out of town Thursday. We hold a lot of fond memories of Mary and all of you as neighbors. . Keep your memories close to heart and she will always be with you. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. I was shocked and sadden to hear about Mary’s passing. I always think of her of “the kid” and the many crazy things we did growing up. Thoughts and prayers to you and your whole family!

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