Saturday will be set aside for the Platte and surrounding area to pay their respects. Funeral arrangements for the Westerhuis family who died last week have been announced by the Mount Funeral Home in Platte.

A joint service for the four children will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Platte-Geddes Elementary School gymnasium with Pastor Harry Koops leading worship. Michael, 16, Connor, 14, Kailey, 10, and Jaeci Westerhuis, 9, will have a private family committal service.

The children’s father Scott Westerhuis, 41, will have a funeral at 9:00 AM Saturday at the First Reformed Church in Platte. His burial will be in the Edgerton Cemetery in rural Platte.

Nicole Westerhuis will have a private funeral service and committal.

The families have asked that anyone who wishes to send a memorial to direct it to the Westerhuis Family Memorial in care of the Platte-Geddes Community School.