Michael Westhoff, age 78, of Linwood, passed away at home June 14, 2014 surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 18th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti with Fr. Jose as Celebrant. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church and also from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. (With a prayer service at 6:30) Tuesday, June 17th ALSO AT THE CHURCH. Interment will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Michael Ulrich Westhoff was born August 14, 1935 in Perham, Minnesota to Henry and Gertrude (Feller) Westhoff.
After from graduating from Perham High School he would serve as a MP in the US Army during the Korea Conflict. When he returned home he would marry Vyone Bullis on March 11, 1961. They would have three children; Michelle, Jackie and Alan.
The family would move to Linwood in 1973. Mike would retire from the State of Minnesota as the Chief Plant Engineer of the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility in 1997. He was also a member of the Linwood Volunteer Fire Department for over twenty years.
Mike and Vyone would join St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where they were involved with many church activities. He would also join the Knights of Columbus.
He loved to travel and their many trips criss crossed the United States. He also enjoyed cooking whether it was at home, at church or for the KC’s. He was especially proud of St Elizabeth’s Lenton Fish Frys. He also enjoyed his annual ice fishing trips with friends from church.
His extended family also met a lot to him and he enjoyed celebrating graduations, weddings and anniversaries with his many nieces and nephews.
Michael Westhoff passed away peacefully at home June 14, 2014 surrounded by his family at the age of 78 years and 10 months. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Leon (Bud) Westhoff and sisters; Marie Doll and Ann Welden.
Mike will be lovingly rememebered by his wife, Vyone; one son, Alan Westhoff; two daughters, Michelle (Ben) Gillespie, Jackie (Roger) Gaetz; two sisters, Lucille Goerdt and Jean Schmidt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff of the Wyoming Davita Dialysis Clinic and Fairview Lakes Hospice for the care they provided to Mike.