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.
Keith served in the Army during the Korean conflict from 1946 until 1947. He was a member of the Keystone American Legion Post 107 and the Elberon United Methodist Church.
Local survivors include his daughter Denise (Doug) Krutzfeldt of Solon.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Elberon United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.