Clyde Westbrock, 63

obit-westbrock-cropped-ovalClyde Norbert Westbrock, a resident of Holdingford, died peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family, Monday, May 28, 2013.

A Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Clyde Norbert Westbrock, was held Saturday, June 1, at Church of All Saints-St. Mary with Father Gregory Mastey officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery following the Mass.

Clyde was born Nov. 22, 1949, to LeRoy and Marcella (Rolfes) Westbrock in Melrose. When he was 3, the family moved to a farm near Holdingford that Clyde eventually purchased and lived the rest of his life. Clyde married Bonnie Bond and they later divorced. He later married Mary Anne Ries, Nov. 26, 1983, in St. Cloud. Clyde worked a variety of jobs including working for Soo Line Rail and as a yard man for Granite City Livestock, and Central Livestock where he eventually retired from. Clyde loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids who will always remember him for his famous whisker rubs. Clyde was a member of the Holdingford American Legion, a volunteer for Helping Hands, and was also a member of Church of All Saints-St. Mary in Holdingford.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Westbrock, Holdingford; his children, Angela Westbrock, St. Cloud, Lisa (Jesse) Welle, Holdingford, Mike (Nancy) Westbrock, Holdingford and Andy (Jes Linn) Westbrock, Upsala; his grandchildren, Drew, Jacob, James, Alex, Grant, Toby, Darren, Riley, Paige, Peyton and Parker; and his siblings Joyce (Bob) Schneider, Aitkin, Doris (Tom) Morton, Bloomington, Audrey (Jim) Schwieger, Roseville, Linda Ireland, Crystal, Sharon (Steve Glockzin) West, Sartell and Joe (Lori) Westbrock, Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Marcella Westbrock; his mother and father-in-law, Marion and Jacob Ries; and his, ex-wife Bonnie Bond.