Everett 'Tiger' Burt Jr. -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Everett "Tiger" Burt Jr. will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Zumbro Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Gary E. Benson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Prairie Cemetery.

Mr. Burt, 75, of Rochester, owner of Burt's Welding and Repair, died of heart complications Sunday (Sept. 26, 2004) at his home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Winona County. On June 16, 1956, he married Delphine Remold in Kenyon. He worked for Briese Steel for about 20 years and in the early 1970s started Burt's Welding and Repair. His wife is a homemaker. Mr. Burt was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church, Local 512 of St. Paul, 4-H and United Commercial Travels. He owned a hobby farm, and enjoyed antiques, John Deere tractors and dining out.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Nancy Jensen of Plainview and Debra Mason; two sons, Gene and Paul, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; three brothers, Curt of Oronoco, and Alvin and Gary (Shirley), both of Pine Island; and eight sisters, Charlotte Stafford of Kasson, Inez Brown, Margaret Berg, Julaine (Allen) Felstead and Judy (Fred) Garske, all of Rochester, Harriet Towe of Tacoma, Wash., Bonnie (Larry) Schumann of Woodbury, Minn., and Linda (Dick) Warneke of Orono, Calif. A brother preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ranfranz &; Vine Funeral Homes and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.


Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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