Joyce Westphal

February 26, 1935 ~ August 11, 2020 (age 85)


Joyce Ann (Gray) Westphal passed away at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center on August 11, 2020.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 11:30 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming with a visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 before the service at Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming.
Joyce was born at home in Iowa on February 26, 1935. She was the first of four daughters born to Russel and Ilie (Weaver) Gray. She attended Black Dale School and graduated from Anamosa High School where she was active in band and 4-H. She worked at Russel and Russel Insurance prior to her marriage. She married Peter Westphal on April 25 of 1958 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. They moved onto the family farm near Wyoming where they lived most of their years together. She was a farm wife and later a nurse’s aide at both the Monticello and Maquoketa Care Centers.


She was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, The Legion Auxiliary where she was very involved, WELCA and a quilting group at church, The Piecemaker’s.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children Doug (Cindy) Westphal of Wyoming, Lu Ann (Mark) McWilliams of Anamosa, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters Bev Hanna of Monticello, Wanda (Kyle) Wilson of Hopkinton and Sheri (Bill) Hatfield of Monticello.
Preceding her in death are her parents and husband, Peter.
Memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.

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August 15, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Dawson Funeral Services Wyoming
106 E Green St
Wyoming, IA 52362

Funeral Service
August 15, 2020

11:30 AM
Zion American Lutheran Church (Wyoming)

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