Karl Vernon Burmeister, age 62, of Chanhassen, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He was born Oct. 4, 1954, in Waconia, the son of Vernon and Lorraine (Wachholz) Burmeister. Karl was baptized as an infant; and confirmed in his faith May 4, 1969, all at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia.
Karl was a graduate of Mayer Lutheran High School, and the Minnesota School of Business. Since 1979, he had been employed at Engaged Technologies in Brooklyn Park.
He enjoyed nature and the outdoors, and was a member of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where he would visit weekly.
Karl also enjoyed playing golf, and participated in many bowling leagues.
A kind, unselfish, generous person, Karl was always willing to help others. He was adored by his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his loving family: brothers and sisters: the Rev. Robert (Sharon) Burmeister of Apple Valley, Carol Burmeister, Cyndy Burmeister, both of rural Waconia, Lori (David) Turner of Big Lake, and Lyle Burmeister of Chanhassen; nieces and nephews Mark (Sarah) Burmeister, Rachel (Jeremiah) Tangen, Rebecca Burmeister, Sarah (Jason) Sloan, Michael Burmeister, and Stephen Burmeister; and great nieces and nephews Joshua, Matthew and Nathan Burmeister, James, Gabriel and Elizabeth Tangen, and Jacob Sloan.
Karl is further survived by aunts and uncle Melvin and Shirley Burmeister, and Serena Wachholz; as well as other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Lorraine Burmeister.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with the Rev. Robert Alsleben officiating. There was visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.
Serving as casket bearers were Mark Burmeister, Michael Burmeister, Jeremiah Tangen, Jason Sloan, Wayne Wachholz, and Dean Wachholz.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.