MERTON “MERT” WESTPHAL, 85, of Decorah, died Thursday, March 27, at the Aase Haugen Nursing home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church, with Rev. Matt Larson presiding. Burial is in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak. Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, and also after 10 a.m., at the church Monday morning. Mert’s survivors include two sons, Jim (Becky) Westphal, Ankeny and David (Wanda) Westphal, Decorah; one daughter, Sandra (Larry) Schipper, Austinville; five grandchildren:  Amanda (Mike) Brown, Nicole (Dave) Burrus, Travis (Sara) Westphal, Heidi (Antonio) Hernandez and Sarah Schipper; three step-grandchildren: Scott (Becky) Schipper, Dan (Kolleen) Schipper and Melissa (Rick) Miller; five great-grandchildren: Peyton and Derek Brown, David and Kaylee Westphal, Justeen and Chainey Schipper and Nathan Burrus; four step-grandchildren: Brent, Lisa, Kelsey and Danielle Miller; one brother, Wendell (Karen) Westphal, Nora Springs; one sister, Jenne Westphal, Austin, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Eleanor Knode, LeRoy, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Roy (Marcella) Tibbals, Lime Springs and Melvin Ihns, Lincoln. Mert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Fern (Mensink) Westphal; his wife, Wilma Westphal, Oct. 23, 2007; two brothers, Rogert Westphal and Floyd Westphal; one sister, Phyllis Ihns.