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Peter Westrum

October 23, 1942 — January 15, 2020

Peter N. Westrum, 77, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Hamilton Trace of Fishers. He was born on October 23, 1942 to Lloyd and Gladys (Eastland) Westrum in Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Peter was a man of faith who loved the Lord. He served with the Peace Corp in the Philippines and then enjoyed teaching English in Malaysia, where he and Sue got married. Together, they joined Wycliffe Bible Translators, pioneering work in Indonesia as linguists and translators. They retired after serving with Wycliffe for over 45 years. Peter enjoyed socializing and playing games, like croquet and interactive word games, and could often be found encouraging others.

He is survived by his sons, David (Tanya) Westrum, Scott (Chris) Westrum, Yaufun (Sharon) Leong, and George (Doris) Sunarjo; grandchildren, Stephan, Nadia, Carlie, Josh, Nate, Nathan (Betsy), David (Nicole), Benji, Jonathan (Kathy), Rebecca, and Lucas; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Wesley, and Henry; siblings, Rod (Char) Westrum, Gloria (Ken) Link, Don (Diane) Westrum, and Sally (Bill) Adams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Susan (Palmer) Westrum.

A service was held on January 23, 2020 in Fishers, IN. A memorial service for Peter will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 2 PM in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.

Memorial Service

JAN 27. 2:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

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