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Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Westhoff

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:30 pm

ST. PAUL — Charles A. “Chuck” Westhoff, 80, of rural St. Paul passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and caregivers.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1938, to Sylvester and Cecilia (Sevart) Westhoff in Greenbush.  Growing up in the Greenbush and St. Paul area, Chuck attended St. Francis School. After graduating from St. Francis High School, he began farming and ranching in St. Paul.

On April 20, 1963, he married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Van Leeuwen at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. After marriage, the couple moved to a farm south of town. where they made their home and raised their family.

Chuck was a lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. He operated a dog kennel and was an active member of the Kansas Pet Professionals and had served as the organization’s president. Other activities that Chuck enjoyed were gardening, hunting and keeping a bird hatchery.

Survivors include three sons, Ed Westhoff of St. Paul, Joe Westhoff and his wife, Connie, of Olathe and Bill Westhoff and his wife, Traci, of St. Paul; five daughters, Jo Ann Stuchlik and her husband, Gary, of Pilsen, Karen Hanigan and her husband, Ernie, of Parsons, Linda Morris and her husband, Bill, of Elberta, Alabama, Brenda Issa and her husband, Mike, of Wichita and Julie O’Hara and her husband, Matt, of St. Paul; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Howard Westhoff and his wife, Barbara, of Parsons, Jack Westhoff of Belton, Missouri, Jim Westhoff and his wife, Wilma, of Chanute, Raymond Westhoff and his wife, Candi, of Girard and Harold Westhoff and his wife, Tina, of St. Paul; five sisters, Sylvia McKinney and her husband, Jerry, of Parsons, Mary Frances Jones of Joplin, Virginia Noose and her husband, Joe, of Columbia, Missouri, Ruth Snodgrass and her husband, Steve, of Asbury, Missouri, and Alice Shaffer and her husband, Jess, of McCune; numerous nieces and nephews; and dedicated caregivers, Dana Barton, Gia Barton and Susan Jacquinot.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, on March 8, 2018; a brother, Bob Westhoff; and a sister, Loretta Nance.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.  The family will receive friends immediately following the rosary at the church. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Catholic Church or the Father Emil Kapaun Guild.  These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.

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