Myron Burmaster

Myron G. Burmaster, 81, of Caledonia, Minn., passed away on Nov. 4, 2012.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1931, to Martin and Annette (Johnson) Burmaster on Cabbage Ridge, near Eitzen, Minn. Myron attended school in Black Hammer. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from Dec. 1951 to Dec. 1953.

On Jan. 31, 1959, he married Delores (Hosch) Becker. They operated several businesses throughout the years including the Spring Grove Hotel, the Coffee House and Myron and Delores Tavern.

Myron enjoyed attending auction sales, buying and selling restaurant and bar equipment, hunting, selling Christmas trees, attending various sportsmen’s banquets and church dinners, telling stories and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his six children: Henry “Stumpy” (Jackie) Becker, Rushford; Bonnie (Mark) Goetzinger, Caledonia; Mary (Linus) Hammell, Chatfield; Dorothy Schutz, Caledonia; Mark (Cari) Burmaster, Onalaska and Donna (Todd) Boutelle, Black Earth, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister Mardelle (Herbert) Staven; brothers-in-law Bob (Irene) Hosch and Darrel (Carol) Hosch; sisters-in-law Janene Hosch and Malita Raymond; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lotus Vesterse.

Myron was preceded in death by his wife, Delores, his parents, his sister Norma Rollie, brothers-in-law Clayton Hosch and Harold Rolle and son-in-law Gary Schutz.

Visitation will be at Holy Family Hall, next to St. Mary’s Church, Caledonia on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 pm, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be given at

Myron’s family wishes to thank the staff of Caledonia Rehab Center and Mayo Franciscan Health Care for their care and kindness throughout his illness.