Reverend Gerald Gene Westerbuhr

Westerbuhr, Gerald for obitReverend Gerald Gene Westerbuhr, 80, resident of League City, Texas passed away September 1, 2014 in Webster, Texas. He was born May 24, 1934 in Hildreth, Nebraska, to parents George and Marie Westerbuhr.
He served as Parish Pastor and Chaplain for forty five years. He loved his Lord, family, and church.
He is survived by his wife Ruby Westerbuhr; daughter Michal Beavers; sons Mike Puckett, and Scott Puckett and wife Amy; grandchildren Kristi Russell, Leslie Smithpeters, Andrea King, Nikki Black, Natalie Matthews, Lauren Puckett, Brittany Puckett, Courtney Puckett, Kayla Puckett, Ryan Puckett, Colton Decell, and Grayson Decell. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am, September 6, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E., Dickinson, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family Service Center, 2200 Market St,, Galveston, Texas 77550.
A “Special Thanks” to Julie and Tony Purser and Willie Boudreaux.


  1. Ruby and family,
    We are so confident that Gerry has gone to his Heavenly Home. The great faith he had in the Lord helped countless persons in their own spiritual growth over his many years of service to the Lord and his people on Earth. He was a very special person and will be missed, but will live on in the lives of the countless persons he touched.
    We can all be thankful for the ways he influenced our individual lives. My Mother Marian was very grateful for Gerry’s ministry of word and music, and his caring and empathetic spirit during his years as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Galveston. Our family is so grateful that he could come and be a part of her funeral on May 4th at Zion. We know for sure that upon his arrival in Heaven, the Lord said, “well done, Gerry, thou good and faithful servant.” God Bless Gerry and his family.
    In Christ, for the Marian Reinhart family, Jim Reinhart

    Jim Reinhart
  2. Ruby and family,
    My condolences to all of you. I remember so many nice things abut Jerry: his kindness, his music, his yodeling! I know he touched many lives, including mine. I hope many happy memories comfort you at this time.
    Janice Heckman

    Janice Heckman
  3. To Gerry’s Family,

    Gerry was an enthusiastic member of the creative writing class at OLLI, and it was only when we met today in class that I learned of his passing. Gerry shared so many of his stories with us, his love of music, how he was called to the ministry, how he experienced Hurricane Ike, and more. Everyone was so looking forward to his return to the class when he was feeling better. He promised me he would keep on writing, and I sent him “assignments” via email. I know I speak for everyone in the class in saying that we will miss him, his sweet smile and his generous spirit.

    May you all be comforted by wonderful memories of Gerry’s well-lived, well-loved life.

    Saralyn Richard

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