Joe Martin's story depicts nothing but love - for music, for family, for working, for farming, his faith - all things Westphalia. Here are some quick details. But read his whole story by clicking the button.
2 years - How long between when Joseph began playing the organ at home and when he became the full time organist at St. Mary.
12 men - The number of men it took to carry the pulpit from the burning St. Mary's church in 1959.
53 years - How long Joe was the organist at St. Mary.
50 + years - His involvement in many musical pursuits in Westphalia, from the trombone to the Glee Club.
64 1/2 years - How long he and the love of his life, Pauline Thelen, were married.
95 - The number of fruit trees on the Martin farm.
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A man's life can take him many places and lead him to do many things. Herman Geller's journey brought him to Westphalia, where his training as a funeral director led him to share his life and talents here in many ways. He is a bona fide Westphalian, and we are happy to have him. CLICK on the button below for Herman's whole story.