Sylvester “Pee Wee” Stephen Westrich


    Sylvester Stephen Westrich, formerly of Leasburg, Missouri,
was born Tuesday, January 1, 1929 in Chaffee, Missouri to Anton and Anna Marie (nee Felter) Westrich and passed away November 16, 2018 at the age of 89 years.


    Sylvester was known as “Pee Wee” since he was a kid.
    He and his wife, Mildred, lived most of their life in St. Ann, Missouri. They attended and raised their family at the former St. Gregory Parish, also in St. Ann, Missouri.
    He worked and retired from Purina Mills. When he was able he enjoyed hunting, fishing and a little woodworking.
    When he wasn’t doing anything, you would find him sitting on the front porch of his home or cabin, enjoying the view.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Anna Marie Westrich;  and two siblings, George Westrich and Agnes (late Ansel) Bollinger.
    He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred L. Westrich (nee Ray); five children, Donald M. (Kay) Westrich, Mark E. (Sue) Westrich, Dennis R. (Bonita) Westrich, Debra Westrich and Mary Ann (Matt) Nilson; 11 grandchildren, Donnie Westrich,  Casie (Matt) Tomlinson, Hollie (Mike) Consentino, Zach Westrich, Andrew Remiger, Justin Randazzo, Courtney Bianculli, Cassie Bianculli, Nick (Jamie) Nilson, Abby Held and Alex (Jamie) Nilson; five great grandchildren, Addison, Millie, Tyler, Charley and Lyle; other relatives and friends.
    No services are planned. There will be a memorial service held at a later date.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Shepard Funeral Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri.