The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 14, 2013

Donald G. Wester


—   Donald  G. Wester, 77, of Stewartville, MN, died Friday (May 10, 2013) at his home following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday (May 17, 2013) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Byron Meline officiating.

 Don was born on April  5, 1936, to Gustav and Alma(Zellmer) Wester in Vernon Center, MN. He grew up on the family farm, attended country school and Vernon Center schools, graduating in 1954. Don was employed by IBM in Rochester,MN. for 35 years and farmed in Rock Dell Township. He was a member and past president of Pheasants & Habitat in Stewartville.

 Survivors include his wife - Marilyn Timmons Wester ; 2 sons - Kevin(Pam) of Stewartville and Mark(Lori) Wester of Kettle River,MN; his daughter Shelly(Tom) Codd of Dallas,TX; 2 step-daughters - Kelly(Bill) Thomson of Rochester and Kris(Bill) Reed of Na' Alehu, Hawaii; 15 grandchildren; 2 sisters - Doris(Arden) Caldwell of Amboy, MN. ; Elaine Harkins of Mankato, MN. and sister-in-law - Nancy Wester of Round Rock, TX. Don was preceded in death by his first wife Marlene Miller Wester, his parents and a brother - Dale.

 Friends may call 1 hr. prior to the service at the church on Friday afternoon. A private family burial will take place on  Friday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.

 Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. www.griffin-gray.com.