Alfon Westphal(1922 - 2013)


Husband and Father Alfon J. Westphal, born in the town of Hartland December 22, 1922, to the late Fred C. and Lydia (Deede) Westphal, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2013, at age 90, surrounded by his family at Birch Hill Care Center, Shawano, WI.

Alfon and Dolores (Miss Muffet) Simon were united in marriage at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel by Pastor Plischke on September 14, 1946. They were inseparable companions during their 67 years together, raising six children while farming in the town of Washington. Faith played a very important role in Alfon's life, he was active in his church and community, and he instilled these same qualities in his children. He had a zest for life, never meeting a harmonica he couldn't play, a maple tree he couldn't tap, or a snow bank he couldn't conquer.

Alfon is survived by his wife, Dolores; his children, David (Rebecca) of Green Bay; Sharon (David) Strehlow of Green Bay; Maxine (Robert) Schmidt of Green Bay; Andrew (Annette) of Shawano and Paul of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren, Eric; Tami; Rodney; Stacy; Rachel; Matthew; Michael; Brittany and Miranda; fifteen great grandchildren; his brother, Kaspar (Maurice); his sister, Marian (Ted) Kupsky; his sisters-in-law, Darlene Westphal and Iann Simon.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane (Erdmann) and siblings, Victor (Florence), Gerhardt, Harold and Mildred.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church Town of Washington, W4496 County Road E, with Rev. Steven Pockat officiating. Family and friends may call on Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church Town of Washington from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at St. Paul Church Cemetery Town of Washington.

Zastrow Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dolores and family would like to thank Tender Hearts, Birch Hill and Theda Care Hospice for their care and compassion.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Oct. 21, 2013