Joseph N. Westendorf

July 9, 2024 at 8:10 p.m.


Joseph N. Westendorf, 94, of Leesburg, and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2024, at his Lake Tippecanoe home, surrounded by his loving family.
Survivors include son, Doug Westendorf; daughters: Debbie Westendorf, Kim (Don) Trammel, JoAnn (Jeff) Brown and Michelle (Chris) Davis; son-in-law, Eric Essig; sister, Mary Ellen Collins; sisters-in-law, Janet Westendorf and Mary Jane Westendorf; and brother-in-law, Paul Bennett; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Westendorf; daughters: Laura Westendorf, Nancy Westendorf and Barbara Essig; son, Joey Westendorf; daughter-in-law, Beverly Westendorf; sister, Pat Ebler and brothers, Larry Westendorf and Jerry Westendorf.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in St. Peter Catholic Church, 518 E. DeWald St., Fort Wayne, with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church. Visitation is also on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Divine Mercy Lake Avenue Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with the Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
Memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Warsaw), St. Peter Catholic Church or the Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association.
To read the full obituary and preferred memorial addresses or to offer condolences, please visit DivineMercyFuneralHome.com.


Joseph N. Westendorf, 94, of Leesburg, and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2024, at his Lake Tippecanoe home, surrounded by his loving family.
Survivors include son, Doug Westendorf; daughters: Debbie Westendorf, Kim (Don) Trammel, JoAnn (Jeff) Brown and Michelle (Chris) Davis; son-in-law, Eric Essig; sister, Mary Ellen Collins; sisters-in-law, Janet Westendorf and Mary Jane Westendorf; and brother-in-law, Paul Bennett; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Westendorf; daughters: Laura Westendorf, Nancy Westendorf and Barbara Essig; son, Joey Westendorf; daughter-in-law, Beverly Westendorf; sister, Pat Ebler and brothers, Larry Westendorf and Jerry Westendorf.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in St. Peter Catholic Church, 518 E. DeWald St., Fort Wayne, with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church. Visitation is also on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Divine Mercy Lake Avenue Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with the Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
Memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Warsaw), St. Peter Catholic Church or the Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association.
To read the full obituary and preferred memorial addresses or to offer condolences, please visit DivineMercyFuneralHome.com.


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