In Memory of

Emmet Eugene Doyle

June 23, 1945 - August 1, 2019
From: Royal, IA
Emmet Eugene Doyle

Emmet Eugene Doyle

Born: June 23, 1945
Died: August 1, 2019
Age: 74

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Emmet Eugene Doyle, the son of Joseph and Ann (Mahan) Doyle, was born June 23, 1945, in Ayrshire, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Ayrshire where he received his early education at Ayrshire Sacred Heart School and later graduated from Ayrshire Consolidated School in 1963.  After his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict from 1965 until his honorable discharge in 1967.  After his military service he moved to Royal, Iowa.

    Emmet married Margaret Munn on November 15, 1969, in Ayrshire.  Following their marriage, they remained in Royal where he was the manager of Royal Telephone for 31 years.  He also owned and operated Doyle Splicing Company.  Emmet was an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal for many years until its recent closing, and made rosaries for the first communion classes for 20 years.  He was active in his community where he was on the Royal City Council for 12 years, a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed fishing, trapping and woodworking. 

    He passed away at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the age of 74.  Emmet was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leo and Francis Doyle.

    Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Margaret of Royal, IA;  two sons: Shawn and his wife, Shelly Doyle of Spirit Lake, IA, Stacy and his wife, Tricia Doyle of Hartley, IA; nine grandchildren: Dustin, Devin, Dylan and Daisie Doyle, Tilara Wilson, Tyler, Teagan, Tevin and Tristan Hills; three great-grandchildren: Braylee, Carter Doyle, Madalyn Cruse; one brother, Robert Doyle of Des Moines, IA;  one sister, Rita Rezabek and husband, Charles of Emmetsburg, IA; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by Glen Pedersen American Legion Post #1  & V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159
at the church immediately following the services.
Father William Schreiber

Dustin Doyle - Devin Doyle
Dylan Doyle - Daisie Doyle 
Tevin Hills - Tristan Hills 
Teagan Hills - Tyler Hills
       Mike Treinen
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 7, 2019 with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Amazing Grace"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"One Bread, One Body"
"How Great Thou Art"

CANTOR: Joe LeClair
ORGANIST: Marianne Fuchsen
Calvary Cemetery
Ayrshire, Iowa

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, August 8, 2019, following the lunch at the church


Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:15 AM
“Sending sincere condolences to the Doyle family. I went to school with Emmet from grades 4 -12 and last saw him at our class reunion 3 years ago. He was always kind and could always make you laugh. We will pray for his family during this difficult and sad time. May God bless you all!”
- Lori (Kelly) and Jim Nus
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:21 PM
“So sorry to hear about Emmet's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you.”
- Jennifer (Heisler) Laursen
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM
“My condolences to Emmet’s family. I am sorry to hear of your loss and think fondly of the Doyle family from my time growing up in Ayrshire.”
- Joemae Cox
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:14 PM
“We were saddened to hear of Emmet's passing. He was always such a friendly man, We enjoyed talking with him when we would meet here or there.
We are holding you all in our prayers. May sweet memories comfort your aching hearts. ”
- Bob & Audrey Schmidt
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:25 PM
“may god bless and keep your family always
- john cathy kirschbaum
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8:42 AM
“Doyle Family, Holding you all up in prayer during this difficult time. ”
- Angie Hagedorn
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:04 PM
“Marg, we were so sorry to here of Emmet’s sudden death. Hugs, Helen”
- Helen Brennan
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM
“Family of Emmet Doyle,
I want to wish all of you my sympathy on the passing of Emmet. He was a joy to be around. (Margaret/Meg, I worked with you at Northwest consultants in Royal Many years ago!)”
- Jeanette (Nance) Meyer
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:56 AM
“Meg and family, we are so very saddened to hear of Emmet's passing. From the time we moved in next door to you, Emmet was always there to lend a helping hand and a smile. May God hold you close in His peace during this difficult time and always. ”
- Mike & Renee Elbert
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5:21 PM
“Meg and family, we are so sad to hear of Emmet's passing. He was such a kind man and could always make us laugh. May God give you comfort during the days ahead.”
- Justin and Katie Campbell
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:45 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Emmet's passing. He was such a nice man. May God's comfort and blessings be on you and your family.”
- Steve & Debbie Zitterich
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:57 AM
“Sorry for your loss Margaret. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Always enjoyed spending time with your family.”
- Susan (Doyle) Simpler
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:56 AM
“You have our prayers. Will miss seeing him at Mass. God Bless.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 1:06 PM
“So sorry for your loss we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers
Russell and Darla Meyer”
- Darla Meyer
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:29 AM
“Sending sympathy as just heard from Johnny of Emmet’s death. Wish I could give you a big hug & then visit for at least an hour to catch up & share funny stories from our teens❗️
. Love & Prayers 💜🙏
- Joan Higgins Brckman
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:29 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Just wanted to say how impressed I was with Emmet's work in wiring the cable in our home when we built.”
- Judy Langholz
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM
“We are so saddened to hear of this sudden loss. May God provide comfort and strength through memories, family and friends this week. We will keep you all in our prayers. ”
- Fran and Joe LeClair
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM
“Megan, Shawn, Stacey & family, we are so very sorry to hear of Emmet's passing. We will miss seeing him every Saturday night at mass. Our sincere cond.”
- Dave & Glenda Seivert
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 7:52 AM
“so sorry for your loss,may god bless and keep your family”
- john cathy kirschbaum
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