In loving memory of

Joseph Charles Doyle
January 19, 1959 - January 8, 2022

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Joseph Charles Doyle age 62, of Huxley, IA passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022. A visitation will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Ave, Ames, IA on Thursday January 13th from 4:00-6:00 PM. The funeral will be held Friday January 14th at 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia Church.

Joe Doyle was born in Spencer, IA on January 19, 1959, the son of Larry and Rita. Joe grew up in the Fort Dodge area with a large family and many siblings to get into trouble with. Joe married the love of his life, LouAnn Renae Kathman, on October 3rd, 1981 at St. Cecilia.

Joe was many things to many people. He was a husband, father, grandfather, friend, colleague, teacher, and mentor. The one thing that every person who met him will agree upon is that he made their day brighter. From his siblings who have known him his whole life to the person he inevitably struck up a conversation with while waiting in line. They will all tell you the same thing. He was a conversationalist who left a positive impression with those who were privileged enough to have met him. There is not a person whose life he has impacted that does not have an "Uncle Joe," "Neighbor Joe," or Dad story that will bring a smile to their face even on the darkest of days. His legacy will always be that of a loving, charitable, kind, and good man.

Joe is survived by his wife LouAnn Doyle, his children Trisha (Tom) Buchwald, Derek (Erin) Doyle, Kyle (Mercedes) Doyle, his five grandchildren Sage, Braden, Brinley, Clayton, and Rinoa who adored him, Mother Rita Ivory, sisters Ann Johston, Katie (Darwin) Gaster, Nancy (Dave) Weiss, Sue (Denny) Runyan, Mary (John) Orthman, brother John (Martha) Doyle and step siblings Cindy Ivory, Rob Ivory, Doug (Linda) Ivory, Tim (Brenda) Ivory and Denny Ivory.

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Sherry Anderson wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"Louann and family, Ed and I are both so very sorry for Joe's unexpected death. We still can't believe it and are heartsick. Joe was so kind and caring. He didn't hesitate when we asked him to be a pallbearer for Sherry's dad three years ago. Little did we know that three years later God would call Joe home. We'll never forget his contagious smile. Unfortunately, we are out of state and not able to attend Joe's visitation or funeral. We will most definitely be with you in spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed and Sherry Anderson "

Jim Ciurej wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Enjoyed working with Joe from time to time during my career with SF. Joe was a great guy. My thought and prayers are with his family. Jim Ciurej, Omaha, Ne"

Joe and Mary Ellen Sabers wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"LouAnn and family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of Joe. You all are in our prayers. He always had a smile and ready laugh. My Joe remembers the Boundary Waters trip and the endless conversations about fishing and hunting. He will be missed."

Cathy Strohbehn wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"LouAnn, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Cathy Strohbehn"

Sara Marcketti wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"LouAnn, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Sara Marcketti "

Tom Hamilton wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"I went to grade school with Joe, grew up in the same neighborhood. Just recently connected via Facebook after 45 years. To his wife, children, grandchildren,siblings, Rita, and his friends. My heart goes out to all of you. We were truly blessed to have had him in our lives. "

Anirudh wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"Louann, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lakshman"

Sharon Wirth wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"LouAnnn, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's death. I cannot imagine how difficult this is. My deepest sympathanies. Sharon Wirth"

Jane Walter wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Dear Louann and all of the Doyle family, we cannot fathom and are so sorry, that Joe has passed from his large life. Such a great guy. Gary is reminded of their great trip to the boundary waters and we both will never forget the "Bubba teeth" at the Ballard football game. We didn't visit enough, but we will always remember Joe, and his smile, with a smile. "

Alexis Gaster wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"My Uncle Joe always had a contagious smile and spirit. He consistently had love in his heart, and deer venison in the garage freezer. He was the funniest of all of his siblings combined. Roughly 26 years ago he stole my nose and he must have it in a safe somewhere, so whoever inherited my nose, please give it back."

Gini Colony Livesay wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"I had the privilege of working with Joe at StateFarm. Joe was the kindest man to everyone! He knew how to give a big smile to anyone and make your day. I am proud to call him friend and broken-hearted to let him go so young. My condolences to the entire family ???? Gini Colony Livesay "

Greg Wood wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"I met Joe in Montana about 6 or 7 years ago we just started talking . And then we started talking about hunting . Then I knew we were going to be good friends . Joe Derek and some of Derek's friends came hunting as well. I learned alot from this amazing man. We became good friends and texted back and fourth all the time. This summer I finally was able to meet his amazing wife Louann who Joe always talked about her and their children. We went on a drive in Montana up the beartooth highway it's the highest road in the lower 48 states and has amazing views.The most amazing family I have ever met in my entire life. I will surely miss my friend Joe! RIP Joe ! Love ya man !"

Katherine Gaster wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"My younger brother will be missed by all. I and my siblings used to put him in the rhubarb patch with a bowl of sugar so we didn't have to run after him all the time when he was a toddler. He loved rhubarb but not as much as he loved his wife and family. "

Mitch Drzycimski wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Thoughts and prayers go out to LouAnn and family. I can still hear Joe's laugh. RIP cousin Joe. Mitch Drzycimski"

Victoria Van Voorhis wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"LouAnn -- I am so very sorry to learn of Joe's passing! I'll be in touch."

Sue wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"We met Joe & LouAnn last summer fishing thru our neighbors at the campground, Joe was the kindest and funniest man we've met. Our thoughts & prayers go out to LouAnn and family. ?? Jerry & Sue Wallace"