Michael Allen Westfall, age 73, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Freeman West in Joplin following a sudden illness.
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Mr. Westfall, son of the late Arthur and Fern (Paradee) Westfall, was born on July 13, 1947 in Joplin. He grew up in Saginaw and moved to Joplin where he attended Joplin High School and was an active ROTC cadet. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968 and served his country honorably. On November 19, 1976 he was united in marriage to Kathaleen “Sue” Duncan in Joplin. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2015. He was a certified electrician and previously worked for Jarden until his retirement. He later met Linda Davis, who he joined in marriage on December 9, 2017 at the Spring City Baptist Church, where they attended together. Michael enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and black powder rifles. He had an avid interest in science and was a ham radio operator. He was a skillful guitar player and loved to play with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Westfall, of Neosho; one son, Joshua Westfall, and his wife, Kacee, of Joplin; one daughter, Angela Westfall Fuselier, and her husband, Eric, of Garfield, AR; two sisters, Cheryl Ramos, and her husband, Tony, of Joplin, and Patsy Dannelley-Murray, and her husband, Steve, of Carl Junction; and three grandchildren, Dylan Westfall, Arrow Sue Fuselier, and Celese Hacker.
Funeral services with military honors will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 1st at the mortuary. Cremation will follow funeral services per Michael’s wishes.