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April 17, 1948 – Thursday, January 19, 2017

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church-Winsted, MN
Wednesday, January 25th,2017
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, MN
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
4-8 P.M.

Kenneth Anthony Westrup, age 68, of rural Cokato passed away on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at The St. Cloud Hospital.

He was born on April 17, 1948 in Glencoe the son of Leonard and Ann (Remer) Westrup.

Ken graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1966.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army from 1969-1971.

On October 4, 1974, Kenneth A. Westrup and Karen E. Kohler were joined in holy matrimony at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted by Father John Brunner. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Ken and Gene Fasching owned and operated The Winsted Body Shop for many years. Later he worked for Steve Hendrickson an independent Corvette Collector for fifteen years.

He enjoyed walleye and bass fishing, going to car swap meets and tinkering with old cars. Ken loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Ken was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and also belonged to The Kingston American Legion Post # 483.

Survived by his loving wife of forty-two years: Karen E. Westrup; children: Sarah (Steven) Moe, Mathew Westrup and Breanna Westrup; three grandchildren: Mitchel, Grace and Mason Moe; his mother: Ann Westrup; sisters and a brother: Mary Ann (Roy) Nelson, Helen Ekberg, Ramona (John) Fillar, Leona (Greg) Irmiter, David Westrup and Kathy (Louis) Quast; mother-in-law: Lorraine Kohler; brothers-in-law: Lyle (Faith) Kohler and Doug (Donna) Kohler; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father Leonard Westrup, a son Nathan P. “Nate” Westrup, a brother Linus Westrup, father-in-law Benjamin “Ben” Kohler, brother-in-law Jerry Ekberg, a niece Leah Westrup and by a nephew Jared Westrup.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth “Ken” Westrup will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher will be the Celebrant. Interment with military rites Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 4-8 P.M, at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, January 25th from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the funeral Home.

Casket Bearers will be Greg Nelson, Brandon Nelson, Brent Machtemes, Bruce Machtemes, Ben Kohler and Gary Brusven.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Hagan Fuller

    Karen & family; So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was a very nice person and I have nice memories of him from high school. May God surround you with his comfort and peace.

  2. Carol Gueningsman Harrahill

    Karen and family,
    It’s hard to put into words how I feel. I can only offer this, find comfort with your family and friends and those of us that are there for you in spirit. Rest in peace “Romeo”.

  3. John & Sandy. Smith. Kingston

    To Ken’s Family; We are so lucky to have got to know Ken. Very friendly and always a smile.
    We will miss him. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  4. John & Sandy. Smith. Kingston

    To Ken Family; We are so lucky to have gotten to know Ken. Very friendly and always a smile. We will miss him. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Tess Brossard

    Karen & family;
    You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Ken was one of the most hard working but fun loving guys in high school. He had the best smile of any man I ever met. What a loss for all of you.

  6. David & Nancy Remer

    We are so sorry for your loss. We cannot attend services as we are in FL-but our thoughts are with you & all your family. Kenny was a good man.

  7. Lisa Hagen

    My deepest sympathy to Ken’s family and friends. He was a great part of our community and will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace and watch over all of us until we meet again.

  8. Ron Kritzeck

    Karen and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a good man. We were in the same class in Winsted Holy Trinity. Later we all had our hot cars cruising around Winsted. Remember all the good times you had with Kenny. Ron

  9. Sam Rettinger

    I enjoyed knowing Kenny. Great guy and fun to attend car auctions with a group of guys that enjoyed each others company.


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