Update: Please Remember in Your Prayers Ellen Westberg St. Thomas Newsroom February 8, 2010 Ellen Westberg Please remember in your prayers Ellen Westberg, mother of Dr. Karen Westberg, associate professor in the College of Applied Professional Studies. Ellen Westberg, 90, died Friday, Feb. 5, due to complications from kidney failure. She lived with her husband on a farm in rural Hoffman, Minn. Visitation will held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 8, at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman, and one hour before the funeral service tomorrow. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman. An obituary and guest book can be viewed here.