Darwin Westphal December 7, 1964 - April 22, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Darwin L. Dar Westphal, 54, of rural Aurelia, Iowa passed away Monday evening, April 22, in the Mercy Medical Center at Sioux City.

Memorial Services were held on Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Timothy A. Friedrichsen will officiate. Burial of the cremains were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Aurelia, Iowa. Visitation was on Friday, April 26 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com In lieu of the flowers the family requests memorials in Dars name to a fund that is being established in his memory.

Dar was born on December 7, 1964 at Cherokee, Iowa to Ervin and Rose Mary (Pitts) Westphal. He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1983. He farmed with his family all his life. Dar was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Dar enjoyed all kinds of sports, watching old cowboy westerns on TV, car racing, was an avid storyteller, listening to 70s and 80s music, spending time with his nieces and nephews and attending all their events. He had a love for watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.

He was preceded in death by his father Ervin in 2001.

He is survived by his mother Rose Mary Westphal of Alta, Iowa; his brothers and sisters: Dave (Becky) Westphal of Aurelia, Iowa; Dian (Ron) Anderson of Aurelia, Iowa; Sue (Tom) Herrig of Webb, Iowa; Brian (Jeanne) Westphal of Litchfield, Minnesota; Tim Westphal of Aurelia, Iowa; 13 nieces and nephews; 17 great nieces and nephews, several aunts, many cousins and friends.