Murl H. Webster

Murl H. Webster (BS ’58, MS ’59 Civ Egr) of Warsaw, Ind., died January 8, 2012, at age 77. He was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Murl Ranney and Dorothy Eleanor (Rettenmier) Webster.

Webster graduated from Birmingham (Mich.) High School in 1952 and from Michigan State University with a BS (1958) and an MS (1959) in civil engineering. While at MSU he was a member of Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Fraternity and a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

After graduation, he began his career in Birmingham, Mich., and for more than 45 years worked in both civil engineering and construction throughout Michigan, New York, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He is survived by his wife, LaVerna (Spilak); daughter, Rebecca (Nicholas) Hayes; two grandchildren, Alexander and Madison Hayes; brother, Lee N. (Sandra) Webster; nephew, Patrick Webster; niece, Amy Webster; stepdaughter, Kimberley Lord; step-grandchildren, Erin and Paul Curley, and Brandon Lord; stepson, Mark (Teri) Skibowski; step-grandchildren, Amanda and Brittany Skibowski; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Christopher) Voss; step-grandchildren, Katrina and Justin Jadzinski; great-grandson, Gavin Bodrie; cousin, Kathleen (James) Eubank; and father-in-law, Fred Spilak.