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May 3, 1947 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


John LaVerne West, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge.  He was 76 years old.

John was born on May 3, 1947, in Robbinsdale Minnesota to parents Emmet & Josephine (Grabowska) West.  He spent most of his childhood on the family farm in Isanti which began his passion for farming throughout his life. 

He married Debra Sielski on June 26, 1971, and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage together until Debbie’s passing in 2017.

John enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  He was an avid baseball fan and watched many twins’ games.  Most of all, John loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed.

John is preceded in death by his parents, wife Debra, and sister Nancy.

He is survived by his children, Shawn, Adam (Kristin), Jayme (Laura), Mary, and Sarah (Kevin) Michael; grandchildren, Abbigaile, Garrett, John, and Mackenzie; siblings, Laurie (Charlie) Ilstrup, Rory, Bernard "Shordy", and Chuck; as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life and Inurnment is being planned for the fall of 2023.

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Memorial Visitation
October 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
HFHS - Rock Chapel
120 South Broadway Avenue
Braham, MN 55006

Memorial Service
October 21, 2023

11:00 AM
HFHS - Rock Chapel
120 South Broadway Avenue
Braham, MN 55006


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