Burton Horsch, 90

Burton Raymond Horsch passed away at the Lodge Assisted Living, in Howard Lake July 14, 2021.

He was born June 30, 1931, on the farm in Middleville Township, to Raymond and Lillie (Melinsky) Horsch.

He was baptized July 19, 1931, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake March 25, 1945.

Burt graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1949.

Burt met Marlys Nelson roller skating in Cokato. They were united in marriage April 16, 1955, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

In 1963, they purchased their current residence, a family farm in rural Victor Township. Marlys passed away February 5, 2015.

Burton, was very active in and around Howard Lake.

He served for 21 years on the Wright Hennepin Electric Board, was currently a member of the Victor Township board, a member of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, AMPI, and C&H Ag Board.

He was very active at St. James Lutheran Church, where he had been elder, secretary, usher, and sang in the choir.

A lifelong farmer, he also drove school bus for Holt Motors and Howard Lake Schools.

He enjoyed gardening, reading, singing, and cutting wood.

He was instrumental in special remembrance of his uncle Harlan Melinsky, who died during WWII, but whose remains were not recovered until recently his dog tags were located.

He had reached the age of 90 years, and 16 days.

Survivors include his children: Aaron (Stacy) Horsch, and Amy (Carl) Fredricks.

Grandchildren include: Adam and Noah Horsch; Jasmine Meservey; Cassandra (Seth) Shultz; and Stacie (Shane) Derichs. Great-grandchildren are: Charlie and Benjamin Shultz; and Zoey and Mallory Derichs.

He is further survived by brothers Donald (Noreen) Horsch, Harlan Horsch, John “Chub” Horsch; sisters: Margy Holm, Verla (Roger) Olson, and Pauline (Bob) Bellah.

A Funeral service took place July 19, at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.

Visitation took place Sunday, July 18, at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.

Interment took place at Sunset Cemetery in French Lake Township.

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