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“Remembering uncle Bob and his family today. We will miss him so much. Much love to aunt Karen, and cousins Kari, Jami, and Wade. Love you! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle and Michael Haden - AZ

“It is hard to believe that it has been 50 years since I stayed with Bob and Karen when they were first married in their first home in Argusville. The...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Pacholke-Olson - Norcross, MN

“Lisa and I are sorry for your family's loss. I will recall Bob as a soft spoken guy with a smile on his face. I will also remember him as the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Nygaard - Fargo, ND

“So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My sympathy goes out to the Westrick family at this difficult time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Doug Hestbeck - West Fargo, ND

“Mickey used to look forward to being with Bob and having a beer with him. He considered Bob a good friend with a great sense of humor. Bob had...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Harriet Hansen Holler - fargo, ND

“So sorry to read about Bob. I always enjoyed working with him. We send our sincere sympathy to all of you. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: David and Patsy Madsen

“Karen and family, so sorry to say goodbye to another member of my RedHawk family. I will miss Bob racing by me to get the good table before a...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dawn Morton - Fargo, ND - friend

“Karen & family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Will always remember, being a good friend of Karen's in high school, riding around with Bob &...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce D Hagemeister - West Fargo, ND


Robert W. Westrick, 74 of Argusville, ND, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo.

Robert was born on March 6, 1940 in Fargo, ND to John and Vivian (Ellingson) Westrick. He grew up in the Harwood/Argusville area. Robert graduated from Fargo Central in 1957 and joined the Hillsboro Army National Guard in 1962.

Robert worked for Bardwell Robinson, Chevrolet Motor Division & Midwest Motor Express before returning to his life's work, carpentry. Over the years he has built and remodeled several homes and churches in the area.

Robert was united in marriage to Karen Burley on December 28, 1963. From this union they had three children, Kari, Wade and Jami.

Grandpa Bob loved spending time with the kids and grandsons. Christmas Eve was a favorite of his with the family.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Karen; his children, Kari Joachim of Fargo, Wade (fiancé, Kari Haug) of Harwood, Jami (Bob) Hemerick of West Fargo; grandsons, Mitch Westrick, John Westrick, Jacob Westrick, Joseph Joachim, Joshua Joachim, Dylan Hemerick, Ty Hemerick; brothers, Ronald Westrick of Vergas, MN, Richard Westrick of Powell, WY and Wallace Westrick of Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; nephews, Sean Westrick, Jesse Burley, Eric Burley and brother-in-law, Gale Burley.

A private celebration of Robert's life will be held for family and relatives on Friday, May 23 at 2:00 pm at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, with visitation from 1-2 pm.

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West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699

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