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Harold "Bernie" Burt

December 2, 1938 — September 26, 2020

HAROLD “BERNIE” BURT, age 81 of Waseca, died on Saturday September 26, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his wife and children.

Born on December 2, 1938 in Larium, Michigan, he was the son of Harold and Nina (Seaton) Burt. Bernie went by his middle name as his dad was also a Harold. He was the 3rd child of eight and grew up on a dairy farm in Marshall, MN. His family moved to Nicollet, MN where he finished high school and was Vice-President of his class of 1957. Bernie met Marie LaCroix at the Nicollet County fair and were high school sweethearts. After graduation he joined the U.S. Marines. He served as an MP on a missile base where he had top clearance. He served 3 yrs. active duty at Point Mugu, CA and then served in the National Guard. On his last leave he asked Marie to marry him, giving Marie’s parents Leo & Hazel LaCroix very little time for planning. They were married January 31, 1959 in St. Peter, MN and were married for 62 years. Bernie and Marie moved to Waseca so he could become the meat manager at Cole’s Red Owl and later at Erickson’s of Waseca from where he retired. He loved spending time with his wife, Marie and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bernie enjoyed his three Arabian horses, golfing, bowling, playing softball and coaching girls’ softball. He was also an artist and enjoyed oil painting and sketching. Bernie was a past member of the Waseca Eagles and the Plainview Jaycees.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Marie of Waseca; two children, Kimberly (Dan) Groskreutz and Troy (Jen Lechner) Burt all of Waseca; five grandchildren, Reid (Nicole Halliday) Groskreutz, Kyra (Mike) Reinsbach, Kale Groskreutz, Emily Burt and Rylee Burt; three great grandchildren, Ian and Soren Reinsbach and Kieran Groskreutz. He is also survived by siblings, Clinton (Joan) Burt of Yankton, SD, Kathy (Ron) Robb of Mankato, Jim (Sue) Burt of Port Washington, WI, Dallas Burt of Norman, OK and Ginger Burt of Mankato. He was preceded in death by his parents, baby sister-Myrtle Mae, and brother-Harlan.

There are no current services planned at this time.

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