FAIRMONT - Memorial services for Dennis A. Burmeister, 66, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont.
Dennis passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home in Fairmont, after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home, Fairmont, and continue one hour prior to the time of services Friday at the church.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dennis Alan Burmeister was born July 12, 1947, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Melvin and Evelyn (Anders) Burmeister. He attended school in Welcome, Minn., 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, Ill., 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, Minn.; brother, Wayne Burmeister and his wife, Marty of Truman, Minn.; niece, Christine and Chris Nelson; great-niece, Desirae and Kevin Zarling; great-nephew, Tyler Nelson, nephew Brian and Lori Burmeister, great-nephews, Wesley, Wyatt, Brock and Aaron Burmeister; niece, Jessica and Thomas McKeever, nephew, Stacey Knutson; and brother, Merle Burmeister and his wife, Shirley of Truman, Minn.; niece, Jody and Dan Warren; great-nephew, Jordan Mulso; nephew, Jon Burmeister; nephew, Jay and Jill Burmeister; great-nephew, Christian Burmeister; sister, Sharon Ziemer of Fairmont, Minn.; nephew, Matt Ziemer; niece, Kari and 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.