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Shelby Harris Westby


Tue, Aug 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Shelby Harris Westby, 83, of rural Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, August 19, 2013, at his home.

Shelby was born on October 28, 1929, in Spring Grove, Minn. to Gynther and Clara (Erickson) Westby. He was raised on the family farm in rural Peterson. Shelby was the fourth generation to farm on the Westby Homestead where he farmed all of his career. He graduated from Rushford High School in 1947. On May 14, 1955, Shelby married Doris Johnson at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel, Minn. He served in the U.S. National Guard from 1954 to 1957 as a Specialist Third Class. Shelby was a member of the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed singing in the church choir. He was a soloist for many weddings and over 400 funerals. Church, family, and farming were the cornerstones of his life.

Shelby is survived by his wife, Doris; five children: Dean (DeAnn) Westby of Rushford, Cindy (John) Hoaglund of Eden Prairie, Minn., Lisa Von Arx of La Crescent, Minn., Ingrid (Will) Pape of Dakota, Minn., and Tina Westby of Lanesboro, Minn. twelve grandchildren: Jordan (Erica) Hoaglund, Steven Westby, Emma Hoaglund, Andre Von Arx, Waylon (Michelle) Colwell, Jacob Pape, Alec Von Arx, Keaton Von Arx, Rachel Pape, Ross (Willow) Hoaglund, Rana (Andy) Olson, and Leah (Shawn) Tennant; six great grandchildren with one on the way; and by a special niece, Holly (Jake) Mangelsen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Burton Westby, one son, Steven Burton Westby, and two grandsons: Dylan Westby and Joseph Pape.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford.

Leave a memory of Shelby, sign his online guestbook and view his tribute video when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com

Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman, 65, of Peterson, Minn., died after an eight-year battle with dementia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, Minn. surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Glen ..... 
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Nels E. Jacobson

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Nels E. Jacobson Nels E. Jacobson, 78, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Nels was born on April 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Nils and Gunhild (Landsverk) Jacobson. He move ..... 
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Donald E. Shofner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Donald E. Shofner Donald E. Shofner, age 90, formerly of Peterson, passed away on October, 23, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, WY. Don was born on March 31, 1922, in Aiken County. He was a WWII Veteran in the 52nd Armored Infantry. ..... 
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Donald Shofner

Thu, Oct 25th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Donald Shofner, age 90, formally of Peterson, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Mountains View Veterans Home in Sheraton, Wyoming. The family is planning a memorial service in December at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson. Johnson ..... 
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Lester G. Bellock

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Lester G. Bellock, 70, of Peterson, died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Rushford. Lester was born on April 4, 1942, in La Crosse, Wis. to Neil and Emma (Halvorson) Bellock. He was raised and attended school in Rushford. Lester lived briefly in Sou ..... 
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Richard Lance

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Lance, age 60, of Peterson, Minn. died on Thursday, April 19, 2012, following a battle with liver cancer since October of 2011. Dick was born on November 29, 1951, in Cirencester, England to William and Dorothy (Harris) L ..... 
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Pastor Leah Cook McDowell

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Pastor Leah Cook McDowell died Wednesday morning, March 21, at her home in rural Peterson, Minnesota. She was born October 30, 1976, in Winona to Sonja and Duane Cook. She attended Rushford-Peterson Schools, spending her junior and senior ..... 
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