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April 26, 1949 – Saturday, October 10, 2015

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo
Thursday, October 15, 2015
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo
Thursday, October 15, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Dennis Louis Westphal, age 66, of Buffalo passed away October 10, 2015 at his home.

Dennis was born April 26, 1949 in Buffalo, MN to Bernard and Elva (Walberg) Westphal.

He was a 1967 graduate of Buffalo High School. Dennis was a lifelong dairy farmer on the family farm in Buffalo Township until his retirement in 2000. After retirement, he pursued many new trades including concrete construction, excavating, and fixing things. No matter the job, Dennis was always a farmer at heart.

Dennis was a man of his faith. He was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. On April 8, 1972 Dennis Louis Westphal and Shirley M. Schuettpelz were married at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Dennis enjoyed boating, water skiing, downhill skiing, fishing with his family, four wheeling on trails, snowmobiling, time spent with family, having a good conversation with everyone he met –he was always making new friends wherever he went, and trying new things.

Preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Elva Westphal; infant sister, Patty Anne; and sister, Bonnie Jean Marquette.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Buffalo; children, Jennifer (Dan) Carlson of Maple Lake, Jodi (Randy Johnson) Westphal of River Falls, WI, Dennis Jr. (Cori) Westphal of Elk River, Daniel Westphal of Buffalo; grandchildren, Sommer, Nathan, Cheyenne, Dylan, Kennedy, Tucker, Daeton; sisters, Darlene (Anthony) Shimota of Oak Park, CA, Geraldine (Carl) Hagelin of Watertown; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services for Dennis Westphal will be held Thursday, October 15, at 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Pallbearers are Gary Johnson, Don Ludke, Duane Spike, Gordy Lyrek, Mark Hagelin, and Scott Kohls.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Karen and John Bylund

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. We will always value the friendship Dennis showed us.

  2. Laurie Molzahn

    Shirley and family; I am so sorry! We shared so many fun times together. I pray the Lord comforts you as only He can.

  3. Jillian & Kyle Collier

    Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers to you and your family.

  4. Gary and Ranine Johnson

    Dennis was and is our beloved cousin that taught us to serve our fellow man. The Messiah taught that what we do for the least of mankind, this is done for God our Father. Dennis surely lived the Saviour’s teachings. We will miss him until we meet him again in Paradise. The Prophets and the Messiah have told us that we will we shall all rise again!


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