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David Lee Whitney

d. October 13, 2023

North Oaks, Minnesota

David Lee Whitney

David Lee Whitney, age 85, passed away and went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2023.  He is survived by his wife Judy; children Robin (Tiko) Kaeo, Laura (Zan) Christensen, Jeff (Michelle) Christensen; grandchildren Annika, Stella, Gretel, and Spencer; and twin sisters Nicki (Dan) Therrian and Kathy Johnson.


David was born on June 1, 1938, in Muskegon, Michigan, to Lester and Freda Whitney.  He graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, and spent 15 years as a missionary with TransWorld Radio.  Then he received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Pepperdine University.  He was a professor in the College of Business at Washington State University and also at Central Michigan University where he taught managerial psychology, human resources management, and organizational behavior courses.


David met Judy in 1996 in the choir at Memorial Presbyterian Church, Midland, Michigan, and they married September 12, 1996.  In 2000, they moved to Prague for a year to volunteer at the Anglo-American College.  Returning to the U.S., they settled in Medford, Oregon.  David was very active at Westminster Presbyterian Church and served as elder, Sunday School teacher, and choir member.  During his retirement, David enjoyed writing and published five books.  In 2023, they moved to North Oaks, Minnesota, to be closer to family.


A memorial service will be held at Waverly Gardens in North Oaks on Monday, October 23, at 10:15 am.


Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Homes Foundation/Waverly Gardens.

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Monday, October 23, 2023

10:15 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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