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12065 North Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
1:00 PM
Messinger Mortuaries
12065 North Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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Gary Westphalen


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Westphalen, Gary
71, of Fountain Hills, AZ ended his fight with cancer on November 13, 2016 and took his place in heaven where he is sure to be the life of the party. His large personality was matched only by the size of his loving and generous heart. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, his career in the insurance industry took him to Oklahoma where he founded Westphalen Insurance Services, Inc. He was an industry leader, took multiple turns as president of The Oklahoma Surplus Lines Assoc., and nationally served a term as president of The National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices. He had a passion for all his hobbies; golf, travel and Cornhusker football. In his retirement to Arizona, he developed a passion for Cardinals football and rekindled his love for horses. His reining horse, Jac, brought him great joy and pride as an award winning champion. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, mother Betty Roeder, brother Mark, sister Chanda Moore, his children, Kim Stockbauer, Jeff Westphalen (Jennifer), Matt Westphalen (Kendra), Justin Westphalen (Audrey) and Bobby Lester (Erin); grandchildren Zach and Maddie Stockbauer, Jeffrey, Lauren, Alex and MacKenzie Westphalen, Jackson and Hudson Westphalen and Jacob and Zane Lester. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills AZ 85268, followed by a celebration of life at Firerock Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to , 1510 E. Flower St.,Phoenix, AZ 85014 or Wounded Warriors at woundedwarriorproject.org
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 20, 2016
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