Virgil Keith Burmeister, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Dysart after a short illness. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the Elberon United Methodist Church. Burial was in Dysart Cemetery.
Keith was born Jan. 16, 1927, in rural Elberon, the son of Henry and Minnie (Selk) Burmeister. He married Betty Fullmer on Jan. 27, 1951, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Keith farmed for 42 years until his retirement in 1996.