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Merrill B. "Westy" Westhoff


1921 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Merrill B. "Westy" Westhoff, 96, Florissant, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in St. Louis.

Westy was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Slater.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice "Betty," nee Schmidle, and his parents, Bernard and Eldena, nee Rehmsmeyer, Westhoff, Marshall.

Westy is survived by his six sons, Mike (Susan), Mark (Debbie), Greg (Sue), Steve (Kate), Dave (Joan), and Jeff (Laura); 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Westy served in the 28th Infantry Regiment 8th Infantry Division as 1st lieutenant during World War II. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he spent his career as a registered professional civil engineer. After retiring, he worked as an adjunct professor at Washington University. Westy was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed his family, friends, building and flying RC planes, fishing and volunteering.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles.

A funeral Mass will be held Monday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, 150 North Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson.

Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials may be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church or the Wounded Warriors Project.

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The family is being served by Baue Funeral Home, St. Charles.
Published in The Missourian on June 6, 2018
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