Torry E. Burandt

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, for Torry E. Burandt, age 25 of South Haven, formerly of Lester Prairie. He died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998 in a truck accident in Menomonie, Wis.

Torry was born May 2, 1973 at Waconia, Minn., the son of Melvin M. and Anna L. (Hartley) Burandt. He was baptized May 2, 1973 at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, by the Rev. A. C. Rasch; and confirmed April 12, 1987 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, by the Rev. William Metzger.

Torry graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1991. He served five years in the Army and was currently in the Army National Guard. He was employed at AmeriServe as a truck driver, which was his lifetime dream.

Torry's main hobby was making more friends and being with family. He also collected beer steins and mirrors.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James; his grandparents, Edwin and Ella Burandt, Benjamin Hartley; sponsor, Joe Hartley; and uncles, Clifford Kahler, Harold Wheeler, and Alvie Hartley.

Torry is survived by his parents, Anna and Melvin Burandt of South Haven; brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Heidi Burandt of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Lonnie Lofstedt of Rockford; nieces and nephews: Katie, Matthew, Morgan, Kelsey and Trevor; and his maternal grandmother, Sarah Hartley of Maxwell, Iowa.

He is further survived by aunts and uncles: Pearl and Irvin Menden of Shakopee; Alvin and Flora Burandt of Young America; Marjorie and Lester Lenz of Watertown; Sylvia and Ray Dummer of Mayer; Dennis and Margaret Burandt of Young America; Darlene and Harvey Tesch of Shakopee; Larry and Joyce Burandt of Lester Prairie; Diane and Bruce Kyes of Bismark, N.J.; Karen and Marcel Gueningsman of Shakopee; Florence Wheeler of Cambridge; Alice Kahler of Cambridge; Ben and Joann Hartley of Ankey, Iowa; Pay Taylor of Maxwell, Iowa; Linda and Denny Eden of Solon, Iowa; Waneva Hartley of Nevada, Iowa; sponsors, Sylvia Dummer and Ivan Burandt; cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Grant T. Bode officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Casketbearers were members of the Army National Guard.

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