PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Kermit Westfall passed away on April 25, 2017, in Prescott, Ariz. Kermit was born March 27, 1934, in Oilton, Okla., to Amos L. and Beulah M. Westfall. He grew up in Great Bend and served in the United States Army. He followed his father’s footsteps, becoming an electrician. He married Geraldine “Gerry” Birzer, who preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2004. Together they had four children. They moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1972 where he was an electrical contractor until 2008. He married Donna Willis on Jan. 21, 2005, gaining one stepdaughter and three stepsons. Kermit retired to Chino Valley, Ariz., where he lived out his last days.
He is survived by his wife Donna Westfall; children Kevin Westfall, Brenda Crossland, Cheryl Neama and husband George, Kayla Smith and husband James, Kris Nemann and husband Butch, Steve Peugh, Jon Peugh and wife Robin, and Mark Peugh; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Waggoner and Linda Edwards and husband Mike Edwards; four sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Amos and Beulah Westfall; brothers Leon Westfall, J.C. Westfall and Bill Westfall; and grandson Steven Neama.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on May 13 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. Internment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colo. A reception will follow at Evergreen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, In Memory of Kermit Westfall, P.O. BOX 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Margaret T Morris Center, In Memory of Kermit Westfall, 878 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86305.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 30, 2017**