West Centrel Tribune
Rev. David J.
Rev. David J.
Webster, of Butterfield, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019,
at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar, MN.
David Jay Webster was born in Waukesha, WI, on September 14, 1941. He
was adopted by Martha and Hugh Webster, who lovingly raised him in Eau
Claire, WI. He graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1959. David then
attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, majoring in History. He
then entered Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, graduating and becoming
ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1967. After a one year internship in
Bellingham, WA, his first call was to Clamath Falls, OR. After several
more calls in the Southwest Minnesota Synod, David switched to become an
interim pastor for the Synod. He served as an interim pastor at over 30
churches during his career, retiring in 2017. David enjoyed interim
work, getting the chance to meet many new people. Since he never had any
siblings or children, friends and social ties were extremely important
to him, and he enjoyed traveling and visiting parishioners and old
friends. David enjoyed any activity, such as playing card games or
eating pizza, that allowed him to spend quality time with those he loved
and cared for.
David loved baseball, and enjoyed the opportunity to see the Minnesota
Twins win two World Series. He even enjoyed them in the years they
weren’t very good. He also had a great sense of humor, that confused
people who had just met him. David checked the obituaries every day to
see if his name was in the paper yet. Dave, sorry you missed the
opportunity to finally see this obituary, but you are in a better place
David requested that no funeral be held for him, and his wishes will be
honored. A Celebration of Life for David is likely to be held at a
future date somewhere in the St. James, MN, area. Since David is
survived by no immediate family, if you wish to offer a gift in his
memory, please consider donating to Green Lake Lutheran Ministries in
Spicer, MN, which was his preferred cause.