October 8, 2021
Eric William Westlund age 49 of Delano MN was born February 20, 1972 to Kathy (Wolpern) Meyer and Greg Westlund in New Prague MN.
Eric grew up in Belle Plaine and graduated from CASA in Carver County. He was employed by the Belle Plaine Herald for 20+ years. While employed full-time, Eric furthered his education attending night classes, obtaining a degree in Computer Networking. He was a founding member in the band, Honey Wagon as their bass player. He became the neighborhood IT source, assisting with friends and family with all their phone, IPad and computer needs and solving problems. His passions included Cross Fit, Mountain Bike riding, building Lego’s with Peyton, and spending time with his family and friends.
Eric passed away Friday, October 8th, 2021, at North Memorial Medical Center Robbinsdale MN surrounded by his family after a 7 month battle with Extensive Small Cell Lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ethel and Ferdinand Westlund, Emil and Elaine Wolpern, and step-father Phil Meyer.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jenn (Gustafson), daughter Ashley (Ryan) Blomquist, grandson Peyton, father, Greg (Donna) Westlund, mother, Kathy Meyer, sister Michele (Wade)) Wrightson, brother, Tony (Angela) Westlund, step-sisters Heather (Ben) Nylander, Amanda (Steve) Widdecombe, mother-in-law and father in-law, Carol and Charlie Brown, nieces and nephews Tessa Wrightson, Drew Wrightson, Eagan Westlund and Mirtnesh Westlund.
A gathering of family and friends was held on Friday, October 22,, 2021 from 4-7pm with Celebration of Life sharing at 6:30 held at B’s on the River, 1455 County Road 27, Watertown MN. The family asked that you share your favorite memories of Eric and enjoy this time together.