Catherine A. Westhoff, 90, of Dyersville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at MercyOne Senior Care, Dyersville.
Visitation was held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued at the funeral home from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30 prior to funeral services.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tyler Raymond officiated.
Catherine was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Colesburg, the daughter of Arnold and Marie (Lansing) Weber. She married Roland H. Westhoff Feb. 9, 1948 in Colesburg. Together they farmed north of Manchester for eight years before moving to Dyersville where they farmed until retirement in 1982.
Catherine’s faith and devotion to Mother Mary sustained her. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed farming, gardening, quilting and baking. The bread she made will long be remembered. She had long lasting friendships which she cherished. The time she spent with her grandchildren have created touching memories and entertaining stories that will be passed down for generations.
Survivors include her four daughters: Anne (Ken) Recker, of Ames, Janice Denny-Fisher, of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Mary Beth (Duane) Thole, of Dyersville, and Susan (Craig) Recker, of New Vienna; three sons: Philip (Monica) of Dyersville, Joseph (Barbara) of Celina, TX. and Thomas (Teresa) of Dyersville, 23 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; siblings: Joan (Ray) Nurre, of Dyersville, Connie Weber, of Dyersville, Jim (Mary) Weber, of Cedar Rapids, John (Deb) Weber, of Longmont, Colo.; in-laws: Betty Weber, of Holy Cross, Dick Haupert, of Dubuque.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, Herman and Elizabeth Westhoff; her husband, Roland in 2007; siblings: Alice Nurre, Donna Kruse, Joe Weber, Angeline Haupert; in-laws: Monica Steffensmeier, Marie Wilhelm, Josephine Westhoff, Delores Lahr-Manternach, Frances Besler, Rosella Wegmann, Leona Koelker, Edmund, Lawrence, Aloysius, Hubert, William, Ambrose, and Leo Westhoff.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Francis Xavier and Beckman Schools.
A heartfelt thank you to MercyOne Senior care and Ellen Kennedy staff for their kind and compassionate care and the priests for their services and prayers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com