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Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, Grandview Community Bible Church. Burial: To follow at the Wagner Cemetery, rural Letts. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 11, Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.

GRAND-VIEW, Iowa —  Richard ‘Dick’ Damon Westbrook, 82, of rural Grandview, died near his home on Monday morning, May 7, 2012.  

The Rev. Darryl Erickson will officiate services.  

A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Grandview Community Bible Church or to a place of the donor’s choice.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1929, at the family home in Louisa County, the son of Benjamin H. and Mabel H. Wagner Westbrook.  

He married Harriette Amidon on Feb. 11, 1951, in Illinois City, Ill.

Dick graduated from Grandview High School in 1947.  

In later years he received his bachelor of arts degree from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny.  

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  

He enjoyed farming and was a pastor missionary in Argentina as a church planters with EBM.

He was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church and most recently was serving as a Deacon.  

He was also a member of the Ankeny Baptist Church.

 At the age of 17 his brother Frederick led him to the Lord.  

Dick’s life was centered on serving his Lord through his local church.  His most recent ministry was serving as a chaplain at Bickford Cottage in Muscatine and at the Wapello Nursing and  Rehab Center.

His family includes his wife, Harriette; eight children, Carol and Steve Kulp of North Augusta, S.C., Steve and Kim Westbrook of Lady Lake, Fla., Elizabeth and Timothy Carden of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Michael and Donna Westbrook of Ankeny, Joel and Miriam Westbrook of Trinidad, Colo., Lenore ‘Mickie’ and Edwin Botero of Fort Collins, Colo., Renee and Dan Andrews of Victor, and Jonathan and Stephanie Westbrook of Rodeo, Ca.;

34 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert and Esther West-brook of Moline, Ill.; and a sister, Jessie Lee Butcher of Bettendorf.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and four brothers.

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