Harold Westphal, 90, of Spring Valley

Harold L. Westphal, 90, of Spring Valley, died on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Seasons Hospice House in Rochester.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1928, in Wykoff to Eberhart and Sophie (Witte) Westphal.

He attended school through the eighth grade and later attended college to become a barber.

On Sept. 25, 1948 he was united in marriage to Betty Kappers at the home of Vernon Kappers. They spent 64 years together before she died in 2012.

He worked as a barber for a short time in Grand Meadow and Rochester before starting in Spring Valley in 1958. He worked continuously as a barber in Spring Valley for 52 years before retiring in 2010.

He was an active member of First English Lutheran Church serving as an elder and head usher for many years. He served on the Spring Valley Fire Department from 1967 to 1990 and enjoyed helping them at their Ag Day Celebration over the years. He served on the Spring Valley Cemetery Board for 41 years from 1978 to 2019 and also drove school bus for Spring Valley for many years.

He enjoyed polka music and dancing, fishing trips, traveling with his daughter, Carol, and going to the senior center and senior dining. For several years he took care of and cared for his wife without a single complaint. Even as his own health declined, he always had a smile on his face and never complained. 

He is survived by his children, Carol Daugherty of Byron and Gary (Diane) Westphal of Alexandria, Minn.; grandchildren, Bradley (Stephanie) Westphal and Corey (Amber) Westphal and four great-grandchildren, Kellen, Tyler Ari and Beau.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; infant son, Jerry; grandson, Kyle; son-in-law, Jim Daugherty and siblings, Elaine, Lawrence, Ray, his twin brother Darold and Wayne.

Funeral services for him will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Larry LaDassor officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Spring Valley Fire Department or the Spring Valley Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.