Kristi A. Westman, 58

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    Thief River Falls – Kristi Westman, of Thief River Falls, passed away at Altru Hospital on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 58.
    A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Burial will follow at Bethania Cemetery in Marsh Grove Township, Marshall County.
    Kristi Ann Phillips was born February 6, 1959 in Hallock, the daughter of Harold and Joan (Anderson) Phillips. She was baptized on December 15, 1960 and confirmed on May 18, 1975 – both at Grace Lutheran Church in Hallock. Kristi also attended school in Hallock.
    On August 8, 2009, Kristi was united in marriage to Del Ray Westman.
    She was employed for 13 years at Valley Home in Thief River Falls, until November 25, 2015, when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Prior to that, she worked at the nursing home at Karlstad. Kristi enjoyed her work with the elderly.
    Kristi enjoyed campfires, gardens and gardening.  She especially loved spending time with her grandkids and learning about their hobbies and interests. She was proud of them, more than they would ever know.
    Survivors include children: Michael Powell, Wisconsin, Melissa Kuznia, Thief River Falls, Jo Ann (Travis) Foss, Thief River Falls, Raymond Powell, Thief River Falls and Jeremy Westman, Thief River Falls; grandchildren: Michael Last-Huade, Tavia Foss, Jace Foss, Tate Foss and Tatum Powell; her mother, Joan Phillips, Moorhead; brothers and sisters: Keith (Julie) Phillips, Moorhead, David Phillips, Shakopee, Robert (Christine) Phillips, Kevin Phillips, Jon Phillips, Thief River Falls, Marlene Rodriguez, Grand Forks, ND, Karen (Doug) Henrickson, Strandquist, MN and many other family and friends… she may have never realized she meant so much to them.
    Kristi is preceded in death by her husband, Del Ray; granddaughter, Kia Powell; father, Harold Phillips; her grandparents; and brother, Dale Phillips.    
    Family condolences may be sent to      A000032017AG16