Calno Roy Webster

Oct. 6, 1935 – Dec. 31, 2019

Calno Roy Webster,

died peacefully at home

on December 31, 2019 in

Minot at the age of 84.

Cal was born on Oc-

tober 6, 1935 near

Roseglen, ND to Leon and

Bertha (Hansen) Webster.

He attended several coun-

try schools near Minot

and Deering for 10 years.

He married Gayle John-

son in 1955, after meeting

her when she taught

school east of the Webster

family farm. After the

couple moved to Minot,

Cal began working con-

struction at Gavin Yards,

then at a Conoco Service

Station as an attendant.

Following this, Cal

worked at Farmers Union

Creamery, White’s Ice

Cream Dairy, then at

Bridgeman Creamery

where he worked for 30

years from 1962 through

his retirement in 1992.

Cal also had a part-time

taxidermy business for 45

years, turning it into a full

time business after his re-

tirement from Bridgeman


Cal and Gayle wel-

comed two children into

their home, and

developed many happy

memories on summer

weekend camping trips,

on summer vacations, and

hunting and fishing. His

children remember him as

a kind and driven father

who encouraged them to

pursue their goals. After

Gayle’s death in 2008, Cal

lived alone until 2014,

when Alma Hamre joined

him in Minot.

Cal was accomplished

at hunting, fishing, trap-

ping, and water skiing,

and won multiple taxi-

dermy awards. He was a

dedicated individual who

loved his family and who

was passionate about na-

ture. He was a member of

First Lutheran Church in


Cal is survived by his

children, DeVane (Kathy)

Webster, Bismarck ND

and ReNae (Kirk) Esterby,

Belton, TX, and life

partner Alma Hamre

(Minot), along with five

grandchildren, Melody,

Alisha, Madison, Callie,

Maxwell and three great

grandsons, Everett and

Gabe McConnell and

Liam Coon.

He is preceded in death

by his wife Gayle,

parents, and many broth-

ers and sisters.

Funeral Service: 2:00

p.m. Monday, January 6,

2020 at First Lutheran

Church in Minot, with a

reception to follow at First

Lutheran. All are welcome

to attend and celebrate

Cal’s life.

Interment: Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,


Visitation: Sunday,

January 5, 2020 from 3:00

p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

In lieu of flowers or

plants, please send dona-

tions to Trinity Hospice in

Minot or to the charity of

your choice. The family

would like to thank the

Trinity Hospice nurses for

their incredible love and


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