Fr. Frank Westhof: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Frank Westhof

  • Ordained: 1961
  • 1962-1968: St. Patrick’s, Alton, IL (SFD)
  • 1990-1993: On Duty Outside Diocese (SFD) – 216 Broadway St., Jefferson City, MO (JC)
  • 1969-1972: Blessed Sacrament, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1991-1992: St. Peter Church, Jefferson City, MO (JC)
  • 1973-1975: St. James, Decatur, IL (SFD)
  • 1993: On Duty Outside Diocese – St. Peter Church, Jefferson City, MO (JC)
  • 1976: Absent on Leave (SFD)
  • 1994-2000: On Duty Outside Diocese (SFD) – P.O. Box 715, Columbia, MO (JC)
  • 1977-1984: Immaculate Conception Church, Pittsfield, IL (SFD)
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 1985: Unknown
  • 2002-2003: Special or Other Diocesan Assignment – 3930 Brandonshire Dr., Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1986-1988: Absent on Leave (SFD)
  • 2004-2005: Retired – 3930 Brandonshire Dr.,Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1989: On Duty Outside Diocese (SFD)
  • 2006 Died

Fr. Frank Westhoff started his career as a priest in the Diocese of Springfield before he was transferred out of the diocese following an accusation that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy at St. Patrick’s in Decatur, Illinois, in 1966. Fr. Westhoff was sent to the Diocese of Jefferson City in Missouri, where he worked until 2000. In 2018, Fr. Westhoff was included on the Diocese of Jefferson City’s list of “priests and religious brothers credibly accused and/or removed from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City” and the Diocese of Springfield’s list of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse of a minor.