This motto is the cornerstone of our business philosophy at Westgor Funeral Homes. Our Neenah firm was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Westgor in 1941. Westgor Funeral Home has been in continuous family operation for over seventy five years. Our firm prides itself on listening to the needs of the families we serve and carrying out their wishes with respect and dignity.
Ted Westgor, John and Alberta's son, joined the firm in 1973 as a funeral director and Ted's wife Kathryn joined the firm in 1981 as an office administrator. Ted and Kathryn purchased the Neenah funeral home upon the retirement of Ted's parents in 1985; Ted became President and Kathryn became Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer. In 1990 their daughter Sara joined the firm as an office administrator, and in 1997, became C.O.O.
The Westgors rebuilt the Neenah facility in 1994 in order to create an updated and completely handicap accessible building. As to offer the families of Menasha the option of selecting a family owned funeral home rather than a corporately owned funeral home, they established their Menasha funeral home in 1998.
Sara Westgor became co-owner of the funeral homes in December of 1999, and in 2003, Robert Karrmann, managing funeral director, also became co-owner of the funeral homes. They have remained owners of the funeral homes upon Mr. Westgor's retirement in October of 2009.
Westgor Funeral Homes are members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, The National Funeral Directors Association, The Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, The Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association, The Funeral Ethics Association and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.
The Westgor family is involved in the community as well: Sara is a member of the Neenah Rotary Club, serves on the Board of Future Neenah, is a past member and past board member of the Menasha Rotary Club, served on the Board of the Menasha Action Council, served as the Secretary, then as the Treasurer of GRRoW - Golden Retriever Rescue of WI, simultaneously served as the Secretary and Treasurer of OARS - Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary of Neenah, served in several different areas of RAGOM - Retrieve a Golden of MN, and was a member of Menasha's K-9 Corps; Robert is the Past-President and current member of the Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association, a member and previously served on the Board of the Neenah Rotary Club and volunteers at Theda Clark Hospital and other organization with his therapy dog, Lily. Before his retirement, Ted was a member and Past-President of the Neenah Rotary Club, a former member of the Jay-Cees and the Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as well as serving on the Board of the Valley VNA; Kathryn served as a member of the Theda Clark Auxiliary. Our staff members are also involved in our community by volunteering for various organizations.
The Westgor family and staff look forward to continuing their community activities and in serving Neenah, Menasha, Fox Crossings and surrounding communities for years to come. Thank you for trusting our family to serve your family.