Westhoven, Peter

Written by David Green.

Peter Westhoven, 50, of Camden Road, Waldron, Mich., died March 18, 2007, at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1957, in Napoleon, Ohio, the son of Bernard and Mary (Long) Westhoven. He married Pamela Frantom on April 17, 2003, in Paris, Tenn., and she survives.  

Peter graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1973. He received all-state honors in baseball and track.  He was employed as an inspector at TRW in Fayette. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #312 and the Eagles in Montpelier. He enjoyed softball, fishing, hunting and was a big Ohio State fan.

Besides his wife, Peter is survived by a son, Mitchell (and Jill) Westhoven of Hamler, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Sheena “Bean” Linebrink of Waldron; three grandchildren, Olivia, Quinnton and Ethan; five sisters, Jane (and Robert) Ostlund of Savannah, Ga., Rosemary (and Dale) Dunlap of Connersville, Ind., Mary  Sue (and Robert) Stephey of Wauseon, Ohio, Janis (and Kevin) Kern of Napoleon, Ohio, and Joann Westhoven (and James Frost) of Liberty Center, Ohio; five brothers, Fr. Thomas of Chamberlain, S.D., Vincent (and Ginny) of Harrisburg, Pa., Carl (and Joyce) of Defiance, Ohio, George (and Nancy) of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Bernard (and Kim) of Liberty Center, Ohio; and one half-sister, Antoinette Westhoven of St. Paul, Minn.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Clair Grace, in  infancy.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2007, at Eagle Funeral Home‑Fayette Chapel in Fayette, Ohio, with Deacon Vincent Westhoven officiating. Visitation is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or  Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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