Eileen Joyce Westphal, age 82 of Waupun, formerly of Neshkoro, passed away on Thursday,
September 30, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun.
Eileen was born on November 21, 1938 in Beloit, the daughter of Arthur and Florence (Puhl) Garbe. She was united in marriage to Howard Westphal on September 7, 1957 in Beloit, WI. Eileen worked as an accounting assistant for Beaver Dam Community Hospital and as a crossing guard in Wautoma. In her younger years, Eileen was an avid tap dancer and that love of dancing continued throughout her life. Eileen also had a passion for horses. Every year she would be glued to the TV watching the Kentucky Derby and made sure to attend the Waushara County Fair for the horse harness races. When she was not golfing at Two Oaks North Golf Course, Eileen could be found at the Senior Center in Wautoma, bowling at Dogger’s, or snowmobiling throughout the state with Howie. Eileen and Howie took many trips together and with the rest of the family. Trips included Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Alaska, California, and multiple houseboat trips down the Mississippi River with Vera, Jim, June, and her daughter’s family.
Eileen is survived by her husband, Howard “Howie” Westphal of Waupun; children, Kim M. Breuer of Lake Mills, Kelly A. (Donna Osterhoff) Westphal of Rio, and Ken F. (Kim) Westphal of Beaver Dam; grandchildren, Ben (Natalie) Breuer, Natalie (special friend, Kraig Meredith) Breuer, Jessica (Mike) Richter, Joshua Westphal; great-granddaughters, Maleah Threets and Lauren Richter; nieces, Dawn (Greg) Johnson, Brenda (Jerry) Schooff; nephew, Edward Garbe; step brothers-in-law, David (Phyliss) Westphal, Fredrick (Janet) Westphal, Gary Westphal; step sister-in-law, Sharon Westphal; and further survived by other relatives and friends.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edward Garbe; infant twin brothers, Laverne and Lawrence; and other relatives.
A visitation for Eileen is planned for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens.
The family would like to thank Eileen’s doctors, nurses, Prairie Ridge Assisted Living staff, and Heartland Hospice staff, your kindness and care will never be forgotten.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.