Violet “Vi” Mae Westley, age 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 19, 2019.
She was born in Scandinavia, WI on July 20, 1932, a daughter to Arthur and Hazel
(Simonson) Hansen. Upon graduating high school at the age of 17, she attended
Wisconsin State College of Stevens Point where she received a two year Rural
Education Degree. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from
Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Education from UW-Stevens Point.
She was a teacher for many years. Vi married Donald Westley in Scandinavia on
January 2, 1954. Together, for 38 years, they owned and operated Westley Heating &
Vi enjoyed staying active and traveling with Don. They enjoyed wintering in Texas for
the past 10 years. She was an incredible baker, loved to read, and spending time with
family was of upmost importance.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Don, of Waupaca; her son, Kurt (Karen)
Westley of Sheboygan and their children, Alex (Brandi) Clauff (daughter, Cecelia) and
Emily Clauff (special friend, Ryan Eigenberger); and her daughter, Lisa (Todd) Mallasch
of Waupaca and their children, Amanda and Braden Mallasch. Vi is also survived by a
sister, Shirley Abrahamson of Waupaca and a niece, Ann (Nick) Blohm of Waupaca.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents; Don’s parents, Marrell and Alma Westley;
and her brother-in-law, Harold “Bud” Abrahamson.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the Beach House at
Chain O’Lakes Bar & Grill in Waupaca from 4-7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for Northern Illinois University,
UW-Stevens Point, or AAUW. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff
of Waupaca Elder Care as well as ThedaCare at Home Hospice.
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