William Derrick Westerwelle, age 47, passed away on January 22, 2021. He was a resident of San Luis, Colorado at the time and spent many years as a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. William was the husband of Jeanette (Hilmes) Westerwelle 1991-2009. In 2013, he celebrated a commitment ceremony with life partner Jen McBride.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 28th, 1973, he was the son of Saundra (Dickens) Westerwelle and adoptive father Manfred G. Westerwelle by whom he is preceded in death.
William graduated high school in 1990 and later went on to attend massage therapy school after working in various sales positions. His family will remember his work at the Dayton tire factory as one of his most successful careers.
William was an affectionate partner, creative cook, pet lover, and had recently developed a green thumb while in Colorado gardening vegetables and herbs. His children loved growing up watching movies and playing videogames with him. William loved to be entertained and have a good time while with his loved ones.
Known lovingly as Will, Derrick, Dad and by his grandchildren as “Poppy”, he will be missed by many generations. He is survived by his mother Saundra (Dickens) Westerwelle, loves of his life Jeanette (Hilmes) Westerwelle and Jen McBride, son Jordan Bradley Westerwelle, daughter Mara Elizabeth Westerwelle, and granddaughters Annaliese M. Westerwelle and Lillian J. Westerwelle. This Spring his memory will continue to live on with the birth of his third granddaughter, Daphne R. Westerwelle.
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