Robert “Bob” Webster

LAFAYETTE — Robert “Bob” Webster, age 79, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Bernadotte Lutheran Church in Lafayette. Pastor Heidi Hagstrom will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bernadotte Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.

Robert is survived by his wife; daughters, Gayla (Paul) Rodning of St. Peter, Julie (Jerry) Donek of Schroeder; son, Gary (Shari) Webster of rural Lafayette; grandchildren, Nick (Janet) Rodning, Tyler (Amanda) Rodning, Shaunie (Toby) Kuphal, Coltan (Alisha) Iverson, Brenna (fiancÈ DJ) Webster, Ali Iverson; great grandchildren, Deekan Rodning, Levi Iverson; step great grandchildren, Austin Kuphal, Alexis Kuphal, Damon Kuphal; brothers-in-law, Les (Barb) Bauer of Richfield, Bob (Lolly) Bauer of Gaylord; sister-in-law, Sally Webster of St. Peter; and many nieces, nephews, friends, relatives, and a very special nephew, Nathan Bauer.

Robert “Bob” Darwin Webster was born November 7, 1939 to Elroy Sr. and Laura (Lind) Webster in New Ulm. He was baptized and confirmed at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland, MN. He graduated from Gaylord High School in 1957 and then attended the University of Minnesota Agriculture School. Bob was united in marriage to Donna Bauer on May 7, 1960 and their union was blessed with three children. Bob started his career with the Army, serving 6 months active duty before transitioning to the National Guard for 6 years. He farmed in rural Lafayette for the majority of his life and worked as a house mover. For 30 years he was on the Farmers Coop of Lafayette, serving 26 years as Chairman of the Board. Bob also served on the Amber Field Board, Bernadotte Church Board, Bernadotte Township Board, and as a boy scout leader. One proud accomplishment of Bob’s was winning the Family Farm of the Year for Nicollet County. Bob loved hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing cards. He especially loved going deer hunting up North, where he made trips for the last 60 years and often took his grandsons and friends. Bob is now playing cards with his dear friends, Elmer Langhorst and Jerry Rodning. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him. Blessed be his memory.