Burton ForlandDecember 9, 1920 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 96)
Funeral service for Burton Forland will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday October 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be at the Ostrander Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-7 P.M. Friday October 6, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander and will continue for 1hr prior to the service at the church.
Burton Forland, 96, of Ostrander died Wednesday October 4, 2017 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab Center.
Burton Jerome Forland was born on December 9, 1920 to Omond and Millie (Rye) Forland in Day County, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at Skudesnes Lutheran Church, rural Pierpont. Burton met Edith Blanche Lemon at the Spring Valley Bowling Alley and married her Oct. 16, 1943, at the parsonage in Lime Springs, Iowa. They were married for 68 years. Burton and Edith returned to the Ostrander area in 1958. He worked for Hadland & Vreeman for 15 years and for Hadland & Osterud for 16 years before retiring in 1988.
Burton enjoyed attending old-time dances and square dancing, fishing, playing cards and watching the Minnesota Twins. He was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables. Burton was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander and served on the building committee when the church was built.
Burton is survived by his children: Mary (Don) Brumm of McFarland, WI, Charles (JoAnn) Forland of Spring Valley, MN, Carrol (Dan) Cartney of LeRoy, MN, and Craig (Ardis) Forland of Zumbrota, MN; 7 grandchildren: Ryan (Angela) Forland, Reid (Amy Kamm) Forland, Joshua (Ingrid) Rudlong, Joel (Sarah) Rudlong, Matthew (Heather) Forland, Jennifer (Phillip) Smith, Laura (Jeff) Marquardt; 11 great grandchildren: Carter, Hadleigh, Magnus, Soren, Jasper, Cole, Silas, Solveig, Caleb, Mason, and Mylah; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Edith, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Ostrander Cemetery.