Clifford K. Westfall

Born: Fri., Jan. 31, 1941
Died: Sun., Jun. 6, 2021


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 12, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 12, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


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Clifford K. Westfall, age 80, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born on January 31, 1941 in Valley City, IL to Arthur and Zola Gresham Westfall.  He married Carol Ann Westfall on June 18, 2005 and she preceded him in death on October 24, 2019.

Clifford graduated from Griggsville High School and then was drafted into the United States Army where he served for 4 years in Nancy, France.  After his honorable discharge from the US Army, he returned back home and started a family.  In 1963, Clifford became an operating engineer for IUOE Local 965 where he served as a lifetime member.  Although he retired in 2002, he was often asked to come back to work because of his great crane operating skills.  He was also a member of the Griggsville-Perry Masonic Lodge #45 A.F. & A.M, Pittsfield Moose Lodge #420, and a past member of the Griggsville American Legion Post #213.  Clifford was an avid Harley rider and enthusiast up until the very end of his life.  He enjoyed everything outdoors; hunting, fishing, canoeing, tending to flowers, and gardening.  He was great at cooking and canned the produce from his garden.  He was known for his pies and was always willing to share recipes.  Clifford liked tinkering on things and was an impressive mechanic and able to fix anything.  He also etched glass and made jewelry out of rocks and gems.  Clifford was one of a kind and the best support system anyone could have, and also always had the best comebacks.  He will be missed.

He is survived by his children, Richard W. Waite of Springfield, IL, Michael (Sandy) Westfall of Meredosia, IL, and Kellie (Keith) Otterstedt of Pittsfield, IL; seven grandchildren, Dustin W. Waite of Springfield, IL, Brandon (Gwen) Westfall of Louisiana, MO, Darryn (Ashley) Westfall of Lowell, IN, Ariel (Jarrod Waters) White of Pittsfield, IL, Jessica White of Quincy, IL, Melody Otterstedt of West Virginia, and Keith Otterstedt of Ohio; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Lester Westfall of Springfield, IL and Dean (Diane) Westfall of Valley City, IL; sister, Joyce Fusselman of Baylis, IL; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, Winston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Westfall; parents, Arthur and Zola Westfall; and brothers, Fay Westfall, Larry Westfall, Darrell Westfall, and Benjamin Westfall.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Griggsville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM with Masonic Services beginning at 12:45.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Griggsville Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Clifford's memory to the following organization:

Griggsville Cemetery

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