DeeAnn K. Westby, 63, of Rushford, MN died on Friday, September 13, 2019, at her home with her family at her side.
DeeAnn Kaye Brand was born on June 25, 1956, in Rushford, MN 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, SD. 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, up-beat, 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 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson, MN with the Reverend Luther Mathsen officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.