Robert D. Wester
Robert D. Wester passed away peacefully June 1, 2016 at the North Hospice House with family by his side. The funeral mass will be held June 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Rosary in Chewelah, WA. Military services will be held in Minnesota at a later date.
Robert was born in Spokane, WA to Gunnar and Catherine Wester, the youngest of three. He graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School on May 30, 1961. After graduation, he found employment with the Department of Natural Resources and fought fires in Washington State. In June 1962, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Radio Operator for four years and discharged on June 1966 with a honorable service.
After his military service, Robert traveled throughout the United States as a salesman. Later in life, he worked as a cab driver in Spokane, WA.
Robert was united in marriage to Pamela Day on February 7, 1986 and had just celebrated their 30th anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church. Robert, Pamela and their son, David moved to Washington in 1986 and moved to Chewelah, WA in 2002.
Robert was a hard-working, loving person with a sense of humor that carried a little bit of sarcasm which he passed onto his son, David who is a stand-up comedian. He was a very private person and enjoyed his time with family. Thank you to Dr. Paul Larsen and the wonderful hospital staff who cared for him over the last six months.
Robert is survived by his wife, Pamela, son, David, sister, Joan, mother-in-law, Mary Lou, brother-in-laws, William, Bryan, Al and Elijah, sister-in-laws, Becky, Chris, Corinne, and Pantada, nephews and nieces. Preceded by mother, Catherine, father, Gunnar, Step-father, George and Step-mother Elise, father-in-law Richard, brother, Richard Wester, brother-in-law, James Lancaster, two nephews, Jim and Kevin, and his faithful pets, Sarge, Sugar, Harley and K.C.