Farm Animals 19


Nicholas "Nick" Westhoff

March 28, 1986 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 32)

            Nicholas John Westhoff, age 32, of Guttenberg, IA, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 28, 1986 in Guttenberg, the son of Gary & Barb Westhoff. 

            Nick graduated from Clayton Ridge High School with the class of 2004 and later received his AA degree in agriculture from Kirkwood College.  Nick’s love for agriculture lead to several jobs in that field.  On June 2, 2007, Nick was united in marriage with Jessie Adams at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After their union they began farming together on this family's farm. In 2009 they bought their own herd of dairy cattle and became full time farmers. May of 2011, Nick was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. He underwent brain surgery and radiation that gave him five years of remission.  During this time the couple was fortunate enough to adopt four beautiful children that Nick loved with all his heart. January of 2017 Nick's cancer returned. After seven years of treatments and a hard battle Nick found peace knowing he gave it his all.

            Nick will be forever loved and cherished by his wife Jessie; children, Rashell, Anna, Lily & Cole; parents, Gary (Barb) Westhoff; brothers, Matt Westhoff  & Dan (Sarah) Westhoff; paternal grandparents, Floyd (Betty) Westhoff; maternal grandparents, Russ (Pat) Belden; great grandmother, Ida Mae Schultz; nieces & nephew, Evelyn, Amber & Mark Westhoff; aunts & uncles; Jay (Sharon) Belden, Betty (Jeff Harbaugh) Belden; Jody (Cindy) Crow, Sandy (Bob) Hendricks, Lori Westhoff; cousins, Ron, John & Donald Crow; Jeffrey & Shawn Harbaugh; Holly Belden, Holly White & Carrie Eastvold; mother and father in law, Tony (Mona) Adams; 3 sisters in law, Misty (Eric) Vogel, Vicky (TJ) Kolker, Chris (Justin) Heidemann. Nieces and Nephews Aj and Phillip Vogel, Colten Kolker, Caden and Ila Heidemann. And many other relatives and many many friends.

            Nick was preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents, maternal great grandfather; cousins, Shari Harbaugh & Paul Crow. 

In Lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy, the family would greatly appreciate any and all memorials be sent to 28083 Hwy 52, Guttenberg, IA 52052.  Your generous contributions will help sponsor future education for Nick and Jessie's children.  

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