William Carl Westfahl Jr., 91

William Carl Westfahl Jr., 91, of Hopkins went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Railside Assisted Living Center in Byron Center. 

Mr. Westfahl was born on July 24, 1926, in Grand Rapids, the son of the late William and Minnie (Arnsman) Westfahl. 

In his 91 years, Bill spent 86 years of his life living on the family dairy farm in Hopkins and had the pleasure of watching five generations of his family enjoy the beautiful countryside. He worked the farm until he was in his early sixties, at which time he was able to retire and enjoy life on the farm. 

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Janet (Solomon) Westfahl; his six children, Sharilyn Westfahl, David Westfahl, Jeff McLochlin, Jesse McLochlin, Jancy McLochlin and Jerry McLochlin; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Mark Forbes and Tricia Forbes; and a host of other close friends too many to mention, but whose friendship and care meant the world to Bill.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son James McLochlin; grandson Michael Westfahl; great-granddaughter MyKhayla Westfahl; and his sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Earl Brenner.

Friends may meet with the family on Monday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 128 Cedar St., Wayland, MI 49348. 

Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to St. Therese Catholic Church or Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave. SE #115, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  

The family wishes to extend their gratitude and thanks to Railside Assisted Living Center and Kindred Hospice for their care and support during their time spent with Bill.

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