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Frances Margaret Westlund

Frances Margaret Westlund, 95, of Superior, Wis. died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the Villa-Marina Health & Rehab. Center.

She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Ashland, Wis. to Pearl (Windhauser) and Frank Moder.

She had been employed as a L.P.N. at Superior Memorial Hospital.

Frances was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and also many garden clubs. She had been an Elder with the Bad River Band of Chippewa and was she was a former Eastern Star member.

Surviving her are her children, Judy (Lou) Reinstra of Bayfield, Wis. and Julie (Christopher) Owen of Superior; a son-in-law, Lee Berns of Sparks, Nev.; 13 grandchildren, William and Robert Hayes, Kathleen Reinstra Enders, Mark and Brian Reinstra, Jeff, Mark, Shannon and Kim Berns, Kellianne Dunlap Owen, David and Christopher Owen, and Jennifer Nikstad Owen; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Vora Lindberg of Superior, Merwin Moder of Duluth, Minn., and Patricia (Edward) Northrup of Avon Park, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Sonia Moder of Barnum, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Westlund; children, Janice Hayes Berns and Jack Wilfred Hayes; a sister, Nellie Gimmill; and two brothers, Leslie and Bernard Moder.

Her memorial service will be 11 a.m. in the United Presbyterian Church on Monday, Aug. 4th with Rev. Joel Huenemann officiating. Private family committal prayers will be held at Sunrise Memorial Park, Duluth at a later date.

If desired, memorials in Frances' name may be made to the United Presbyterian Church.

Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guest book or send condolences at