Lorn Westfall

Lorn Westfall

Lorn Westfall married to Joyce Westfall, his wife of 56 years, have lived in the Houston area since 1968. Together they have two sons and 2 grandchildren.  He spent nearly 60 years of his life in the accounting and tax preparation profession. Born in Carney Oklahoma on July 23, 1939 Lorn was educated at The University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma.  His life’s passions were his faith, his family, and his love of history. His passing was a peaceful occurrence on May 31, 2015, completing his life of nearly seventy-six years.

His family will receive friends Friday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Crowder Funeral Home in Webster.  A Celebration of his life will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, June 6 at Lakewood Church 3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 77027.  A Graveside service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, 77598.


  1. His friendly smile and heart-warming nature will be sorely missed! He was a jewel and an asset to our congregation.

    Our love and prayers to Joyce, his children and grandchildren and all his family.

    The light that shines the brightest, shines at Home. Lorn, is still shining for Jesus only the light of his countenance is brighter there!

    Daniel & Shirley Kelly
  2. We send our love and prayers to Joyce and family. Lorn was a good friend and we enjoyed visiting with him. A man of great knowledge and wisdom. He is home now.
    Jim and Marian Anderson

    Jim Anderson
  3. Anna and I want to say we’ll miss our brother. I remember coming to church on Saturday night and seeing him and talking about American history. He was my favorite Tax man. We thank you for your finance advice. We thank you for your wonderful smile. Until we meet again. God bless you, your brother Christopher Harvey.

    Christopher Harvey
  4. My husband and I loved Mr. Westfall like a father. When we went through a very rough time in our lives, he was there to hug us, cry with us and just love on us. He was such an awesome example of God’s love. We will miss your hugs daddy.

    Jesse & Valerie Payan
  5. He cannot be replaced. We loved him.

    Vi and TPP team
  6. Lorn Westfall was like a fixture at Lakewood Church…planted solidly, loyal, dependable and always exemplifying the love of Christ. I will surely miss his beautiful smile and hearing him call me ‘Kiddo’. He has been a delight in so many people’s lives. This world will miss him, but we know Heaven is rejoicing! Well done, Lorn! Welcome home!

    Janet Dokes
  7. Love, love love to the Westfall family. Heaven just got even brighter :). Lorn’s happy smile, peaceful presence and relaxed good humor always brightened the day. He is a great gift to the world, and it was my honor to know him. Much love to you always. XXX

    Tracy Moretz
  8. It was a joy to see Mr. Westfall serving at Lakewood. We honor all he did for God and his people and we send our blessings and prayers to all his family members. May God continue to comfort your hearts!

    Randall and Alexandra Gonzalez
  9. Lorn was one of the first people we met when we started at Lakewood Church in 2000. He was a seed planter and love conveyor in our lives from the Father’s throne. He helped us start our first ministry. And we know he did that for others. He blessed so many people with his tax services, offered in love. His wisdom and joy were a consistent gift to all who encountered him. We grieve his loss but take comfort in First Thessalonians 4: 13-18.

    Ken and Carolyn Parsons
  10. I have had the privilege of knowing the Westfall family for over 30 years and I love this guy, his wife, and his two sons. All of the boys’ friends knew they were always welcome at the Westfall home and we were always met with a welcoming, friendly, never ending smile by “Mr. Westfall. Thank you, sir, for being the smile of Jesus in our lives. That testimony alone spoke volumes. I now imagine that you are smiling broadly at your Savior as He returns that smile. Praise the Lord for your life and your victory in Jesus. We look towards the day when we will all smile together in our Lord’s presence.

    Eddy Duffer
  11. Lorn Westfall was an amazing person, kind and gentle and full of wisdom. He will be missed by many, but not forgotten. He lived his life well with a servants heart. I know he was welcomed to Heaven with open arms.

    Kathy Hartman
  12. We are praying for all of you during this time and the days to come. Lorn was an awesome sweet dear man who will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. Blessings and much love to you!

    Ron and Melanie Crowel
  13. I had the privilege of knowing and working with Lorn, when he was the Controller for the Company we both worked for at Rhodia. Not only was Lorn a kind and gentle man but he was a man of high integrity and always showed compassion for others. His smile would light up a room and he had a welcoming presence towards everyone. He will be truly missed but is walking with our Lord and Saviour. May God comfort, his wife, Joyce and their entire family during this time and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa Fillmore
  14. I have very fond memories of Uncle Lorn. He was a kid at heart and lots of fun. He took me for a thrilling flight in his biplane and for many years at the farm loved shooting 4th of July fireworks as much as we did; almost blewing us up on several occassions !
    My love and many hugs for Aunt Joyce, Wes, and Larry and the family. I’m sorry that I can’t personally pay my respects this weekend due to other obligations, but please know that my heart and mind will be with you.

    sherry cordry
  15. Lorn always made me smile. He had such a great sense of humor. I would make an appointment with Lorn so that I could visit and laugh with him, and gleen from his father-like wisdom. As a bonus, I got my taxes done at the same time! I will sincerely miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

    Andrea Davis
  16. Words could never express how much I will miss Lorn. I always looked forward to seeing him. He was so encouraging and such a joy to be around. He blessed me in so many ways, not to mention his extended blessings toward my family members. We will miss this GIANT in the faith, but thank God we will see him again. My prayers and love go out to the entire Westfall family. Thank you for sharing Lorn with us all these years.

    Simone Metoyer
  17. The measure of a man is certainly found by the words people express after he is gone. The greater measure is found, I believe, when those same words are said about the man in life. Lorn Westfall, his life represented his heart for God, for his family and his friends. There is a ministry statement of a denomination that says, “Heart to God, Hand to Man” — this is Lorn. I will miss his cheery smile, that twinkle in his eye when he was headed down a humorous path with you, and the keen insight he had into life. A wonderful man who I think we all would have wanted to have as our father, but we were definitely blessed to have him as our friend. My prayers and loving thoughts are with Joyce and the entire family. Lorn may not be in our physical presence anymore, but he most certainly will remain in our hearts. He has taken his final flight and boy, it was the best one EVER!

    Dell Mara Lovell
  18. What a huge loss for the friends of Lorn Westfall. His genuine concern and care for helping people was amazing. Thank you Joyce and kids for sharing his with us ALL. We will truly miss him but rejoice that we will see him again.

    Greg & Rosalyn Caldwell
  19. What a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. The many who experienced his warm smile and firm handshake. The many that relied on him to safely navigate the unfriendly waters of the IRS and the many (myself included) who realized that a dumb joke told repeatedly actually becomes very funny. Thank you Lorn for years of material of which I will always give you the credit. I guess that leaves your son Larry and myself to continue the “distribution” of goofy material. I know Larry is up to it and I’ll do my best to keep up.

    I miss you Buddy.

    Larry Ratajczak
  20. Lorn was a good friend, and I am so thankful to have spent as much time with him as I did. He is an amazing man, father, husband, servant and example for others to follow. He made everyone feel good about themselves and was an encourager. He left such a legacy. I am thankful for his son Larry. His life lives on in our hearts.

    John Bowman
  21. A great man in the Kingdom of God, Lord Westfall was a man of integrity, a man of compassion, a man of knowledge and skill who helped thousands of people in his lifetime on this earth. He lived to smile and greeted people warmly with a pastor’s heart. He was a godly man who lived his wife and family deeply. He loved and prayed for our country. Most of all He loved the Father, the Son–the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We will miss him greatly! I am praying for Joyce and all the family during this time. Thank God for Heaven and the fact we will see him again soon! Love in Jesus, Renee

    Renee Branson
  22. Lorn was such a good and kind man and an exemplary servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. My God comfort you in this time.

    Mark and B.J. Johanningmeier
  23. We are deeply sorry to hear of Lorn’s passing. What a GREAT man of God who was so full of God’s love! Our heartfelt condolences go out to his precious family.

    Tom and Rosemarie Shellshear
  24. it is always a blessing to have among us brothers like Lorn Westfall. He made the world around him a better place and his smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.
    What a great peace and comfort bring us the assurance of being with him again enjoying our Father’s prescence.
    We love you Larry and Leslie!
    Manuel & Claudia Florez

    Manuel & Claudia Florez
  25. Such fond memories of Lorn, all during high-school and beyond. Joyce, my deepest sympathy to you and your children. God bless you and give you peace during this most difficult time.

    I walked a mile with Sorrow, And ne’er a word said she; But, oh, the things I learned from her, When Sorrow walked with me. ~Robert Browning Hamilton~

    DeAnn Minshall Piter

    DeAnn Minshall Piter
  26. Lorn made you fell like you were #1.

    Jim Warren
  27. Lorn will be very much missed on this side of eternity. Becky & I as well as our kids send prayers and condolences to Joyce, as well as to Larry & Leslie. It was a great honor to have known a great servant of God.

    Phil & Becky Potter

    Phil & Becky Potter
  28. Got dragged to Lorn’s house when I was a kid. The ride out, and the ride home, Dad mentioned how truly unique and admirable Lorn and his family were. Dad seldom spoke in such terms, when he did, it mattered. Safe bet Lorn made a splash in Heaven too.

  29. I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Lorn. I was contacting him to get some information and someone else had his Cell #. As I researched him, that is when I was provided with the news that he had received his angel wings he always talked about. I am sad that we have lost him as a friend but heaven received an excellent worker for all of the tasks that must need his qualified expertise in heaven. I can just see him saying “this is how you do it, kid”. (Smile)

    We spent a year working on getting the paperwork prepared for a Ministry and he was great to work with…I have recommended him for his detailed work every since I met him a few years ago. He will truly be missed and no one has the knack to get all of this done as Lorn did. My prayers go out to his family and friends, as I am sure he is being missed every day!

  30. Just found out God called home my mentor and good friend, Lorn. I made sure I told him many times how much he taught me and that I still draw upon his wisdom. Just wish I could do it one more time. My heart goes out to his family he loved so deeply. Thanks again Lorn.

  31. My condolences Joyce

    Elsa Guzman

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