Horsch, Burton Raymond 90

Burton Raymond Horsch was born on Tuesday, June 30, 1931, on the farm in Middleville Township, Minnesota to Raymond and Lillie (Melinsky) Horsch. He was baptized on July 19, 1931, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake on March 25, 1945, Burt graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1949. Burt met Marlys Nelson roller skating in Cokato. They were united in marriage on April 16, 1955, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. In 1963 they purchased their current residence, a family farm in rural Victor Township. Marlys passed away February 5, 2015.
Burton, was very active in and around Howard Lake, he served for 21 years on the Wright Hennepin Electric board, was currently a member of the Victor Township board, a member of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, AMPI, and C&H Ag Board. He was very active at St. James Lutheran Church where he had been Elder, Secretary, usher, and sang in the choir. A lifelong farmer, he also drove school bus for Holt Motors and Howard Lake schools. He enjoyed gardening, reading singing, and cutting wood. He was instrumental in special remembrance of his uncle Harlan Melinsky who died during WWII, but who’s remains were not recovered until recently his dog tags were located.
Burton passed away at the Lodge Assisted Living, in Howard Lake on July 14, 2021. He had reached the age of 90 years, and 16 days. Survivors include his children: Aaron (Stacy) Horsch, Amy (Carl) Fredricks. Grand children: Adam and Noah Horsch, Jasmine Meservey, Cassandra (Seth) Shultz, and Stacie (Shane) Derichs. Great Grandchildren: Charlie and Benjamin Shultz, and Zoey and Mallory Derichs.
He is further survived by Brother Donald (Noreen) Horsch, Harlan Horsch, John “Chub” Horsch, sisters: Margy Holm, Verla (Roger) Olson, and Pauline (Bob) Bellah.
Funeral Service: 11 AM Monday, July 19, 2021, at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake,
Visitation: Sunday afternoon 4-7 PM at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake and 1 hr. prior to funeral service on Monday
Interment: Sunset Cemetery in French Lake Township. Minnesota