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Memorial services for Dennis A. Burmeister, 66, of Fairmont, MN, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery in Fairmont. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and continue one hour prior to the time of the service, Friday, at the church. Dennis passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013, at his home in Fairmont, after a long battle with cancer. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dennis Alan Burmeister was born on July 12, 1947, in Fairmont, MN, the son of Melvin and Evelyn (Anders) Burmeister. He attended school in Welcome, MN, and graduated from Welcome High School in 1965. Following his graduation, Dennis attended Business School in Minneapolis and earned his Business Degree. He then began working for Tandy Leather in Minneapolis. Dennis would also work at the Tandy Leather Store in Rockford, IL, before returning to Minneapolis and finally at the store in St. Paul. In 1996, Dennis retired and moved to Fairmont.
Dennis loved adventure. He traveled all over the United States and also to Europe and China and has now taken his final and greatest adventure. When not busy seeing the world, Dennis enjoyed tending to his plants and quiet time spent reading. Dennis enjoyed helping people and was able to do so in many ways by being an active member of the Lions Club. He also cherished time spent with his family and friends and especially enjoyed being able to help his mom, following his retirement and move to Fairmont. Dennis will be greatly missed by those that loved him and called him his friend.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Evelyn Burmeister of Fairmont, MN; brothers, Wayne Burmeister and his wife, Marty of Truman, MN; niece, Christine & Chris Nelson; great-niece, Desirae & Kevin Zarling; great-nephew, Tyler Nelson, nephew Brian and Lori Burmeister, great-nephews, Wesley, Wyatt, Brock and Aaron Burmeister, niece, Jessica & Thomas McKeever , nephew, Stacey Knutson and brother Merle Burmeister and his wife, Shirley of Truman, MN; niece Jody & Dan Warren, great-nephew, Jordan Mulso, nephew, Jon Burmeister, nephew, Jay & Jill Burmeister, great-nephew Christian Burmeister; sister, Sharon Ziemer of Fairmont, MN; nephew, Matt Ziemer, niece, Kari & Josh Hinrichsen, nephew, Wiley Ziemer and many extended family and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Burmeister; brother-in-law, Doug Ziemer; special friend, Lynn Schwartz; and his dog, Ernie.
August 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m
St. Paul Lutheran Church
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August 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m
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Lakeview Funeral Home
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Visitation will continue one hour prior to the time of service Friday at the church.