Brent Russell Westmeyer, 55, passed away from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on January 7, 2019 at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.
Brent was born on September 11, 1963 in Waterloo and resided in Waverly with his parents, Russell and Betty Westmeyer. Brent lived a joyful and Christ-centered life as a person with Down Syndrome. He was baptized on October 13, 1963 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waverly. He was confirmed at St Paul’s on October 30, 1977. He moved into supported living in 1992 in Waverly. He was extremely proud when he secured his learner’s permit and enjoyed taking his Dad for drives. Brent never missed a family vacation and he always met people with a smile and wore his beloved cross until his death.
Brent graduated from River Hills, Cedar Falls, on May 25, 1984. He enjoyed working at North Star Community Services, a sheltered workshop in Waverly in addition to several jobs in the community including Classic Cleaners, Star Clipper Dinner Train, WalMart, Wartburg Food Service and Brandenburg Restaurant.
Brent is survived by his parents, Russell and Betty Westmeyer of Waverly; sister and brother-in-law, Andrea Westmeyer and Tim Downing of Des Moines; aunt and uncle, Glenn and Gladys Reif of Muscatine; Aunt Dorothy Baker of Kingman, AZ; uncle Don Westmeyer of Cedar Falls and numerous cousins. He is proceeded in death by his sister in infancy, Vicky Westmeyer; brother in infancy, Jeffrey Westmeyer; grandparents Adolph and Malinda Homan and Joe and Velma Westmeyer. Uncles and aunts proceeding in death include Herb and Lucille Buhr, Howard and Bernita Holm, Jim Baker and Lola Westmeyer.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School in Waverly with Pastor Arthur Bergren officiating. Burial will follow in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also an hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Those wishing to send a memorial gift are encouraged to contribute to North Star Community Services - Waverly Center, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bartels Lutheran Home or Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences for Brent Westmeyer may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly, Iowa is assisting the Westmeyer family with arrangements. 319-352-1187
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