Memorial Service Friday for Paul Westburg

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LINCOLN, NE (October 15, 2008) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Paul Westburg, 98, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at First Evangelical Covenant Church. He died Monday.

Westburg was born December 2, 1909, in Stillman Valley, Illinois. He graduated from North Park Theological Seminary in 1934.

He married Alice Johnson on September 16, 1936. She preceded him in death.

Westburg served churches throughout the country: Mission Covenant Church in Lafayette, Indiana; Mission Covenant Church in Buffalo, New York; First Covenant Church in Duluth, Minnesota; Mission Covenant Church of Kansas City, Kansas; Brookdale Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Evangelical Covenant Church in Winthrop, Minnesota; Evangelical Covenant Church of Portage Park in Chicago; and Faith Evangelical Covenant Church in Essex, Iowa.

Following retirement, he served as a visitation pastor at First Covenant in Lincoln. Westburg also previously served as chaplain at Covenant Palms, a retirement community in Miami, Florida.

Westburg is survived by a son, Stuart Westburg. A son, Marshall, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be sent to Covenant Cedars Bible Camp, P.O. Box 68, Hordville, NE, 68846.

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