Memorial services for Reba Fern (Hail) Westerhaus, 83, of Norfolk, will be Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Victory Road Assembly of God Church, 200 N Victory Road in Norfolk. Reverend Mark Rose will officiate. The visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until service time at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside. Live-stream of the service will be available on https://www.facebook.com/VictoryRoadAG/. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk, NE.
Reba went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home in Norfolk. Reba passed on from natural causes.
She was born a twin, to Reverend S.T. and Amanda (Emerson) Hail on May 8, 1937 in Johnsonville, Oklahoma. The family, with 7 children, moved to California where Reba graduated from Sharon Bible School in 1953. At age 19 she married Donald Westerhaus on October 21,1956 in Modesto, California. In 1964, they moved to their farm in Nebraska where they raised their four daughters. Reba was a hard-working, dedicated farmwife and homemaker. Her home was always warm and inviting especially at holidays celebrated with children and grandchildren. She excelled at cooking delicious food, with her pies being unequaled. Reba was also a talented vocalist singing at church with family and friends. She was a member of Victory Road Assembly of God Church.
Reba is survived by her husband, four daughters, Debbie (Mike) Fox of Phoenix, AZ, Melodi (Brad) Jaeger of Winside, NE, Becky (James) Ettwein of Beaver Crossing, NE, and Sherry (Gary) Preedy of Waverly, KS.; 28 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; twin sister, Theda Pennington of Oklahoma City, OK; and younger sister, Carolyn (Don) Schwenk of Sun City, AZ.
Reba was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.
Reba will be remembered fondly for her loving relationship with her Lord Jesus and for her contagious, joyful laugh.
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