Michael “Mike” Lynn Westrem passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home in Liberty, MO.
Mike is survived by his wife, Denise Meyer Westrem, daughter, Michelle “Mickie” Johnson (Ryan), son, Russ (Misty) Westrem, and three loving grandchildren, Chloe and Kirsten Johnson and Tanner Westrem. He is also survived by his sister, Ranee Byrne (William) of Williamsburg, VA and former spouse, Linda Thompson Westrem, sister-in-law,-law, Vicki Dowdell Westrem, nieces, Christa Westrem Luten (Kenneth) and Shahn Byrne, nephews, Jason and Jonathan Westrem, Justen Byrne (Tracey) and Chad and Brian Morrison, and many-nieces and nephews, Sisters-in-law, Jackie Cantrell (Jerry), Teresa Collins, Lisa Meyer, Regina Almanza (James), Lugina Jacobs all of Texas, brother-in-law, Chuck Meyer (Scheryl), of Harrisonville, MO and Dennis Meyer (Kelly) of Raytown, MO and Violet Hill (Ray) of Arizona. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, John and Joan Western and his siblings, Jeff Western and Pam Western Morrison.
Mike was born on Jan. 28, 1952 and graduated from West Platte High School, Weston, MO, in 1970. He attended William Jewel College, Liberty, MO. Mike realized he was neither an indoor person nor academically inclined and was easily persuaded to join his lifelong best friend David “Bird” Zerger in the construction field. Starting out as a basic laborer with a company specializing in water proofing, his work ethic and mastery of the work soon saw him promoted to supervisor and ultimately into management as a project estimator and field supervisor. After 38 years with Chamberlin Contracting, Mike successfully lived his dream of owning his own business, Leak Solutions Plus, Waterproofing LLC, in partnership with his son Russ.
Mike’s loves were his children, grandchildren and wife, siblings and friends with golf following up in the rear.
Always an inwardly spiritual person, Mike’s spirituality girded him with his heroic fight against a rare form of bone cancer.
A gentle and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Mike warmly welcomed any and all into his and Denise’ home and lives.
We all love and miss him dearly.
There will be a celebration of Michel’s life at Saint James Catholic Church, Liberty, MO, date to be announced. All will be welcome.