Wes Ouderkirk, 71, of Higginsville, died August 31, 2021 at his home. 

He was born December 6, 1949 in Kansas City, KS to Howard James and Betty Ruth (Bell) Ouderkirk. 

Wes grew up in Eldon, MO. He served in the Navy from November of 1968-October of 1970. He moved back to mid-Missouri, living in Richmond and Lexington, before settling in Higginsville. He married Donna Goss on October 12, 1998 in Jacksonville, Beach, FL. She preceded him in death on February 26, 2015.

Wes had various vocations in his life. He worked for many years as an auto mechanic for various companies. Then, as an officer for the Department of Corrections, in Boonville for many years. He also worked for Home Residential Services in Higginsville, which he enjoyed very much. He loved tinkering and fixing things. Motorized items, like lawnmowers, were his favorite. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, taking his grandkids fishing and wood working.  

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Danny Ouderkirk.

He is survived by his:  
children:     William Fletcher, Angela Ouderkirk, Eric Ouderkirk, Lisa Ouderkirk; 

step-children:  John Ramirez, Stephanie Coen (Troy), Eric Gall (Jerrie), Regina Hernandez (Paul);

siblings: Floyd “Jim” Ouderkirk, Darlene Ouderkirk, Glenda Hart; 

 9 grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery

Memorials are suggested to the Higginsville Senior Center (Meals on Wheels)

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home