Alvin Bernard Westerman

Alvin Bernard Westerman, age 84, of Iola, Kansas passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Chanute, Kansas.

Alvin was one of seven children born to Bernard and Anna (Link) Westerman. He was born on November 18, 1932 in Iola, Kansas. Alvin grew up on a farm west of Piqua. He married Bertha Wilson on May 5, 1953, at St. Martin's Church in Piqua. To their union was born five children. They later divorced. Alvin served in the Kansas National Guard. He also worked 15 years at the Iola Mill and then 25 years for the City of Iola in the Water Department, before retiring in 1994. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and watching wildlife.

Alvin was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Westerman; daughter, Lisa (Westerman) Minor; grandson Todd; brothers Larry Westerman and Gene Westerman; and sister Marlene Sharp.

He is survived by three sons, Terry Westerman of Wichita, Kansas, Dale Westerman and companion Linda Stuart of Iola, Kansas, and Dean Westerman and wife, Helen of LaHarpe, Kansas; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; brother Daryl Westerman and wife Judy of Piqua, Kansas; two sisters, Dorothy Konan and husband Jerry of Little River, Kansas, and Linda Sandy and husband Chuck of Lenexa, Kansas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. John's Catholic Church, Iola. A parish rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, prior to the funeral mass. Burial will follow in the St. Martin's Cemetery, Piqua, Kansas. The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home in Iola. Contributions in Alvin's memory are suggested to Allen County Hospice. Condolences may be left at