Who was Izzy Schmitt? You maybe knew him as a bus driver or maybe as a Eucharistic Minister or Choir member at St. Mary Church. Or maybe you knew him from his time on WTFD. Of course, maybe you met him as a janitor for St. Mary Parish?
Our point? For many many years, you couldn't help but run into Izzy around Westphalia. He was a man who wore many hats, helped many people and made a big impact.
And who else could tell such a wide range of stories - from ringing the bells of the church, to flashing the lights at the end of the wedding, to the inside scoop on the fish pond in the cemetery. And.Much.More.
Click the button below to read his whole story from the Cemetery Walk.
On a much warmer day in September, Anthony Arens joined us to tell his story (and share his moonshine).
As we prepare for the upcoming military exhibit at the historical society, we'd like to revisit the 2015 Cemetery Walk veteran Anthony Arens, who fought in the Civil War as one of the 137 Westphalians to participate.
His father and mother were some of the first settlers to Westphalia, so kick back and learn a little about their journey, as well.
Click on the button above to read our look back at Anthony Arens.