Obit: Westhoff, Walter (1900-1984)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Westhoff, Kosik, Hall, Trampbush, McNeely, Odendahl, Deipenbrock, Rohs, Hall

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (10 April 1984)

Westhoff, Walter E. (9 September 1900-9 April 1984)

LOYAL-- Walter E. Westhoff, 83, of the Colonial House of Colby, formerly of Loyal, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, where he was admitted April 4.

Services will be Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal, with the Rev. James Logan officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Kosik, James Hall, Erik Westhoff, Henry Trampbush, Ray McNeely and Jeff McNeely.

Visitation at the Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, will be Wednesday, where the PCCW will recite the rosary and prayer service.

He was born September 9, 1900 in Germany, to the late Mr. and Mrs. August (Maria Odendahl) Westhoff, and received his education in schools there. In 1929 he came to the United States, settling in Kansas, later moving to Chicago where he was employed by International Harvester Company. In 1947 he moved to the Loyal area, farming in the town of Beaver. He retired in 1967, but continued to live on the farm.

He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. On May 24, 1928 in Germany he married Regina Deipenbrock. She survives along with one son, Walter Jr. of Antioch, Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Jutta) of Roselle, Illinois, and Mrs. Magdalena Hall of Loyal; and eight grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister.




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