Funeral service for Burton Forland was held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, with Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial took place at the Ostrander Cemetery. Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. Friday October 6, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander and continued for one hour 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, S. Dak. 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, Wis., Charles (JoAnn) Forland of Spring Valley, Minn., Carrol (Dan) Cartney of LeRoy, Minn., and Craig (Ardis) Forland of Zumbrota, Minn.; seven 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, two brothers, and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Ostrander Cemetery.