The Rev. Hugo Westphal


The Rev. Hugo Louis Westphal Jr., 92, a member of the Great Plains Conference, born February 12, 1929; died October 5, 2021.

He spent 32 years of his career working at Champlin and Anadarko Petroleum companies in Kansas and Nebraska. Upon retirement from the oil company, he become a pastor for the United Methodist Church serving the following churches in Nebraska: Cook, Elk Creek, Genoa, Denton, Pleasant Dale, Raymond and Roca before retiring a second time.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen; sons Matthew (Karla) and Steve (Michelle); daughter-in-law Annie Westphal; two brothers and a sister; three stepdaughters; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. 

A service was held at Lincoln St. Mark’s Methodist Church Oct. 12 in the Chapel.

Interment will be in Isabel, Kansas, at a later time. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

The complete obituary can be found here.