Died: 9 May 2010
David Westerhoff, 69 years, of Hayward, Wisconsin passed away quietly on Sunday morning, 9 May 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.
He was born on 25 March 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Cornelius and Grace (Heidmeyer) Westerhoff. Dave was raised in Whitefish, Montana and Hammond, Indiana. Dave then moved his young family to Hayward, Wisconsin in 1967 where he lived the rest of his life.
Dave lived an exciting and full life as a business-owner, entrepreneur, pilot, teacher, dog handler, electrician, avid reader and computer programmer. He started the company Townhall Software Inc. which he left to his wife and daughters who took it over after his death. They continue to build it and feel that he is proud of their dedication to the one thing he wanted to leave for his family to be able to provide for them. He was a genius with a sense of adventure. He loved his family above all else and enjoyed fishing with his grandkids, traveling to natural and historical sites, listening to folk music, working on projects and going to festivals. He had a deep love for his Heavenly Father and after being baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he went to develop a wonderfully deep testimony of the church and was very active in it with both of his wives, children, and grandchildren.
He is survived by his current wife, Debora J. (Stagman) Westerhoff, daughters Carrie E. (John) Nelson of Drummond, and Susan J. (Eric) Hogg of Greenfield and one step-son, Nathan Rickards of Hayward. Grandchildren: Meagan (Jason) Quaderer, Bethany, Anna, Jennifer Nelson and Brett and Scott Hogg, Mason and Phoenix Rickards, and Great-Grandchildren: Brianna and Jacob Quaderer, Evelyn and Rebecca Coberg, Brother Lloyd Westerhoff and special friends, Al Flora, Frank Sippel and Mark Dobberfuhl.
Dave is now reuniting with his parents, first wife Priscilla “Jo” Westerhoff (27 March 1942- 2 December 1995) and three brothers, Cornelius “Neal”, Gene, and Lloyd Westerhoff and childhood through adulthood best friend, Bob Wilson.
His Memorial Service was held 11:00 am on Friday 14 May, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Hayward. A gathering of family and friends was one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward, Wisconsin next to his first wife.
Dave is listed in the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree Book on page 162 with his former wife, children and grandchildren. He is a 7th genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Christiana, Emma, Mary, Clarence, Calvin, and David.