DeeAnn K. Westby, 63, of Rushford

DeeAnn K. Westby, 63, of Rushford, died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her home with her family at her side.

DeeAnn Kaye Brand was born on June 25, 1956, in Rushford to Vernon and Marilyn (Johnson) Brand. She was raised in Rushford and was a 1974 graduate of Rushford High School. She graduated from technical school in Winona with a degree in cosmetology. DeeAnn married John Christensen, they had two daughters and were later divorced. She married Dean Westby on August 8, 1990, in Sturgis, S. Dak., and together they had two sons. She worked many jobs, primarily in healthcare and also in food service at the public schools. DeeAnn was a crazy, upbeat, fun-loving, perky, adventurous, caring woman who was an absolute hoot. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Dean; daughters Rana (Terry) Albrecht and Leah (Shawn) Tennant; a son, Steven (Alissa McCabe) Westby; grandchildren: Tawna, Tia, Kylie, Madison, Macy, and Izabella; and by a great-grandchild, Paisley with another on the way; siblings Rick (Rhonda) Brand, Rocky (Holly) Brand, Rollie Brand, Ross Brand, Diane (Tim) Johnson, and Denise (Keith) Raaen, mother-in-law, Doris Westby, sisters-in-law, Cindy (John) Hoagland, Lisa (Dave Fairey) Von Arx, Ingrid (Will) Pape, and Tina (Kurt) Olloff.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Dylan, and father-in-law Shelby Westby.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Reverend Luther Mathsen officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.