Wilbur Dean Brockhoff, 77, of Excelsior Springs, MO, died Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at home.
Wilbur was born on December 23, 1943 in Kansas City, MO, the son of the late Charles “Carl” Jacob Martin Brockhoff and Mayme Anna Fredericka Brockhoff. Wilbur was raised in the Concordia, MO, area and graduated from Concordia High School in 1961. As a child, Wilbur was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville, MO. On March 7, 1964, he married M. Kay McGowan. In 1971, they became members of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Wilbur enjoyed playing cards with his buddies and grandchildren, especially pinochle. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and antiquing.
Wilbur was preceded in death by both sisters, Doris Hemme and Loretta Mueller, as well as three nephews.
Wilbur is survived by his loving wife, Kay; three children, Cathy McIntire (Darren), DeAnna Massey (Dana), and Kevin Brockhoff (Trisha); 15 nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Excelsior Springs. Service immediately following at 10:30 a.m. Reception for family only after the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions to either Parkinson’s Research, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Dear Kay, Cathy, DeAnna, Kevin and family,
With sympathy in the loss of your dear husband and father…who was so special…so loved…and who will be so warmly remembered by me. I’m thinking of you as you grieve this heartbreaking loss. I am praying that your beautiful memories will bring comfort to you and your families.
With much love, Kelly Henry Lee
Rest In Peace, Papa! We will miss you.
We are so thankful for all that you’ve taught us, all you’ve done for us, and all the sweet memories we have of you! You are a great man!
Kay and all the family,
Doug and I are very sorry for your loss, its been a pleasure and a joy to have been friends with all of you over the years. Wilbur will be greatly missed by all, he’s family and we shared a lot of memories.
Love, Pat and Doug
Kay & Family, many hearts are sadden at news of the passing of your dearest husband Wilbur! My condolences & sympathies to you & family! Wilbur’s passing has left a hole inside the hearts of many family & friends but the memory of Wilbur resides on in all all our minds forever! You & family are in my prayers & thoughts here! Wilbur was a good hearted caring spirited soul & christian friend to us all! Gods mercy, grace, comfort, & peace go with you all Kay now & in the days ahead always! If there is anything I can do please let me know! Virtual Hugs to you all there Kay!
Saddened by the passing of my father-in-law Wilbur Brockhoff. He was a humble and decent man that will be missed by family and friends. On a personal note, I hated playing spoons against him because he had an extraordinarily quick right hand. Rest in peace Collie.
Sending my deepest sympathies & prayers to you Kay & all your family. Never thought I would be sending you this – exactly a year almost to the date that Kenneth passed. I know there are really no words that helps to comfort as no one understands the soul wrenching loss you’re feeling, except others who’ve been through it also. At least one thing, Kenneth & Wilbur are surely together now as Wilbur has his ”best man” with him again!
My deepest sympathies for all of you. Wilber was an amazing man. My heart goes out to all of you.
Susan Bollinger McAuliffe
In all my years of being a member of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church I enjoyed sitting near or in front of Wilbur. He had such a beautiful voice. I just loved hearing him sing the hymns. He had a kind soul. His presence will be missed.
Kay and Family
Wilbur our most sincere condolences for the loss of Wilbur. I met Wilber when he took the time to take my my father Andrew W Martens to medical appointments when I was unavailable. It was always good to see Wilbur to see him at church and I know he was proud of his family. He will be missed by all that knew him and we must recall the good things and always know that he is now in Heaven as we go forward with our lives.
Dennis and Barryann Martens
Having known Wilbur for fifty years since he came to Mount Calvary, I never knew him to be angry, he was always a friend and his super positive attitude towards people was so appreciated and loved. He will be missed. -Paul (And as a more recent member of the church, I also so appreciated his welcoming and good humor. I imagine Heaven welcomed him with same good humor and open arms. -Lee) Our condolences, Kay, to you and Who it’s family and friends.
Paul and Lee Watkins
Prayers and thoughts with your family. May god’s hands hold you all in this time and help you all through this.