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Florence E. Westphal, 91

Apr 3, 2011

Florence E. Westphal

Fairmont – Services for Florence E. Westphal, age 91, of Fairmont, were March 29, 2011, at Grace Lutheran Church, in Fairmont, with interment at Lakeside Cemetery, in Fairmont.

Florence passed away on Thursday evening, March 24, 2011, at the Fairmont Medical Center.

Florence Elizabeth (Eickhoff) Westphal was born on Feb. 11, 1920, in Fairmont. She was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Harder) Eickhoff. She grew up west of Truman, where she attended country school in Fraser Township. In her youth, Florence worked for her father on the family farm. On June 7, 1942, Florence was united in marriage to Martin Westphal. The couple moved west of Fairmont and Florence worked at the Oaks Inn Supper Club, Lake Aires Supper Club and then the Sirloin House until her retirement in 1963. The couple shared 47 years together before Martin passed away on Aug. 4, 1989. Florence moved into Goldfinch Estates on Feb. 23, 2008, and to Goldfinch Memory Care Unit in June of 2009.

Florence loved the outdoors. That love was apparent as she enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, gardening and camping with Martin. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont.

Left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Marlene (James) Kuperus, of Fairmont, and Janet Bishop, of Winnebago; six grandchildren, David Kuperus, Paul (Sharon) Kuperus, Ruth Jahnke, John Kuerpus, Jill Paz and Corey Bishop; six great-grandchildren, Ashley (Ernesto) Ramirez, Brittany Jahnke, Danielle Kuperus, Amanda Kuperus, Courtney Kuperus and Jordan Paz; two great-greatgrandsons, Ernesto Jr. and Kaisen; three sisters, Viola Range, of Fairmont, Leona Thilgers, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Grace Olson, of Park Rapids; brother, William (Marvel) Eickhoff, of Elmore; sister-in-law, Lillian Eickhoff, of St. James; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Charles and Mary Eickhoff, Florence was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin Westphal; three brothers, Loren, Floyd and Chester Eickhoff; and one sister, Burnette Saggisor.