Memorial services for Rose Mary (Toody) Westphal will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Father Mark Stoll officiating. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., with the family present, at the Aurelia Community Center. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Mary Pitts was born on February 4, 1934 the daughter of Alvin J. and Mary (Linneman) Pitts, near Cherokee. She graduated from Highview School. On September 19, 1953, Rose Mary married Ervin Carl Westphal at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids, IA. Rose Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, cooking, the Iowa Hawkeyes, sports, and her grandchildren.

Rose Mary died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee.

Preceding Rose Mary in death were her parents, her husband Ervin on August 6, 2001, one son; Darwin on April 22, 2019, two sisters; Imelda McDermott and Shirley Kennedy, and two brothers; Bill Pitts and Jim Pitts.

Survivors include her children; Dave and Becky Westphal of Aurelia, Dian and Ron Anderson of Aurelia, Sue and Tom Herrig of Webb, Brian and Jeanne Westphal of Litchfield, MN, and Tim Westphal of Aurelia. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, David and wife Katie Westphal, Molly and husband Adam Stoeffler, Missy Anderson, Justin and wife Jamie Anderson, Cassie and husband Tony Means, Tyler and wife Ashley Herrig, Courtney and husband Jacob DeLoss, Sydney Herrig, Kate and Madison Westphal, Hanna, Alaina, and Breydan Westphal,  eighteen great-grandchildren, one sister; Marlys Alldredge of Cherokee, two sisters-in-law, Edith Pitts of Alexandria, MN, and Charmaine Westphal of Humboldt, and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.


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