David West

David Ernest West

June 10th, 1941 - March 18th, 2019
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David E. West, age 77, of Farmington, MN, formerly of Castlewood, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Lake Norden Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Apostolic Lutheran Church in Watertown with Reverend Conrad Hilman officiating and Wanda Laue as the organist.

Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Lake Norden Care & Rehabilitation Center, 803 Park St. Lake Norden, SD 57248.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Amanda (West) Reed, Zachary West, Grant West, Molly (West) Johnson, Sebren Baer, Lance West, Isaac Baer, Amber West, Hanna Baer and Lacey West.

Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Friday, March 22, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

David "Dave" Ernest West, the son of Galen Alton and Helen Mae (Cushman) West, was born June 10, 1941 in Hayti, South Dakota. He grew up in the Hayti and Watertown area.

He married Marlys Bleeker on March 9, 1962 in Watertown. David worked in the Minneapolis, MN, Watertown and Castlewood areas in floor covering and real-estate. David proudly served in the National Guard for 25 years.

He enjoyed going to his grandkids activities; and also fishing, bird watching, reading, playing guitar and singing.

David is survived by his wife, Marlys West of Farmington, MN; his children, Jeff West of Watertown, SD, Jon (Tracey) West of Dallas, TX, Jodi (Daniel) Baer of Farmington, MN; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his siblings, Joe (Barb) West of Watertown, SD, Marjorie (Darrel) Baker of Castlewood, SD, Wesley (Joyce) West of Hayti, SD, Steven West of Hayti, SD, Myron (Karla) West of Hayti, SD, Mary West of Watertown, SD, Martha (Conrad) Hilman of Hayti, SD and Anita (Paul) Levijoki of Hayti, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Jackie West; brothers, Roger, Dennis and Alton "Junior" West; and his great-grandson, Ryan Reed.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday March 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday March 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday March 23rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday March 23rd, 2019 10:30am
    Apostolic Lutheran Church
    101 McLaughlin St. NW
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    Reverend Conrad Hilman
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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The Chadwicks

Posted at 10:21pm
Jodi and Family - We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers and in our thoughts.
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Ruth Rottier

Posted at 01:38pm
So sorry to read of your husband's passing. May you find strength in the Lord as I did when I lost Ken.
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Rick and Gail Urban

Posted at 12:02am
Dave was always so calm and soft spoken. He taught me a lot during the time we worked together. His demeanor was always laid back but then he would come up with an idea that showed he was thinking deeply about the situation. He was a good man that had his faults, as we all do, but he made the world a better place despite his shortcomings. I will miss my friend. Go with God, Dave!

The David and Phyllis Larson Family

Posted at 07:38pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sonia Jenner

Posted at 11:46pm
Dear West family, we shared so many fun times as our kids grew up playing sports and camping at Sandy Shores, all happy memories . I loved to listen to the band that Dave played in, the Squires , long before we became friends, may all of the happy times console you at this hard time.RIP Dave .My heart goes out to all of you, it is hard to lose a husband, father, brother and friend but we will cling to those happy times we had.

Jodi Baer Posted at 08:31am

Thank you for your kind words Sonia Jenner! We sure did have many fun times together! Great memories!

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