Virgil K. Burmeister, 85, of Dysart, passed away on August 9, 2012, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center. Visitation was held on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 5 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home, with a service at Elberon United Methodist Church on Monday, August 13, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. Military rites were provided by Keystone American Legion Post 107 with a burial at Dysart Cemetery.
Virgil Keith Burmeister was born on January 16, 1927 in rural Elberon, Iowa, the son of Henry and Minnie (Selk) Burmeister. He married Betty Fullmer on January 27, 1951, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Keith farmed for 42 years until his retirement in 1996. He loved to golf, travel, and participate in antique hot rod and tractor pulling. Keith served in the Army during the Korean Conflict for 18 months from 1946 to 1947. He was a member of the Keystone American Legion Post 107 and the Elberon United Methodist Church. Keith died of a short illness on August 9, 2012, at the age of 85, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty; four daughters, Deborah Karr of Murray, Utah, Carol of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cheryl of Santa Cruz, California and Denise (Doug) Krutzfeldt of Solon; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Helen) Burmeister and a sister, Evelyn Greenwood. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Melvin and a sister, Arlene Forrest. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.