MURPHYSBORO — Dwight B. Westphal, 72, passed away peacefully Friday, July 5, 2019.
Dwight was born June 20, 1947, in DeKalb, son of the late Oliver B. and Ruth L. (Plapp) Westphal.
Dwight graduated from Hinckley-Big Rock High School.
He retired as an assistant professor in the Dental Technology Department, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
He was a private pilot and loved nature.
He is survived by his sister, Sandy (Dale) Cutsinger of Montgomery, Illinois; dear and faithful friends, Kayleonne and Michael Ijams-Vendl of Murphysboro; nephew, Scott (Nancy) Blackwood of Antioch, Tennessee; niece, Jodi (Kevin) Simmons of Porter, Indiana; great-nephews, Kayne and Cole Knippen.
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Joanne K. Blackwood.
Dwight will be interred in East Pierce Cemetery, Maple Park, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Abundant Life Fellowship, 12040 Hickory Ridge Road, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966.
Arrangements are entrusted to Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale.