Wesley T. “Wes” Postema
Wesley T. Wes Postema, age 80, of Shelby, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Wes was born February 15, 1932 in Willard, Ohio the son of the late Thomas and Clara (Blue) Postema. He was a 1951 graduate of Shelby High School and was an U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Wes retired in January 1993 as a letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service spending the majority of his time delivering mail in Crestline. He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and O’Brien Post #326 Shelby American Legion.
He is survived by his wife: Esther L. (Steinmetz) Postema, whom he wed on April 18, 1953; their 4 children: Diane (Bill) Napier of Ontario; Mark (Carol) Postema of Cheyenne, WY; Cheryl (Tim) Trisler of Mansfield; Julie Pangallo of Galion; 4 grandchildren: Chris Napier, Mike (Sara) Napier, Michelle (Chris) Ashsaugh, Alyssa Pangella; 2 great grandchildren: Zain Fulmer and Xavier Napier; a sister: Bernice (Harold) Stone of Columbus, OH.
Friends may call on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2-4 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where the rosary will be recited at 4 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday August 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Military honors will be conducted following mass at church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Memorial expressions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY NY 10163-4777 or to Shelby Home and Public Health, 142 North Gamble St., Shelby, 44875.
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