Carl C. Burfeind, 93, of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home in Rochester.
Carl was born in Lewiston, Minn., in 1919, to John and Helen Burfeind. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Stellwagen, in June 1946, in Lewiston.
For four years, Carl honorably served his country with the United States Army Air Force; he was stationed for two years in the U.S. and two years in the South Pacific. He was co-owner of Beauty Floor in Rochester, and successfully ran the business for more than thirty years.
Carl was a devoted family man, and gave great support and love to his family and grandchildren. His faith was central to his life and family, and he was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester, where he served on many church boards and sang in the church choir. Traveling, woodworking, making clocks, and gardening were some of Carl’s favorite activities.
Carl is survived by his wife, Evelyn Burfeind, Rochester, Minn.; sons, Larry (Marj) Burfeind, Blaine, Minn., Robert (Mary Kay) Burfeind, Minneapolis, Minn., Jim (Linda) Burfeind, Missoula, Mont., Glenn (Debbie) Burfeind, Kalispell, Mont., and David (Heather) Burfeind, Ellensburg, Wash.; daughter, Sheri (John) Bialke, Mountain Home, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hilma Bonow, Lewiston, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one brother, and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester. Pastor James Heining will officiate.
Carl will be laid to rest in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
Visitation will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family respectfully requests that memorials be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minn.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Carl’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com
Entrusted to our care – Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, Winona, Minn.