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Burandt, Melvin M. age 75 of Buffalo, MN passed away on Monday August 23, 2010 at his residence in Buffalo.

Funeral Service held on Friday August 27, 2010 -11:00 A.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating; visitation Thursday from 4-8 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and 1 hour prior to the service at church; interment St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Melvin was born on January 22, 1935 in Waconia, MN the son of Edwin and Ella (Gatz) Burandt. Melvin was baptized on February 10, 1935 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by Rev. William F. Schneider and confirmed on April 10, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by Rev. R. G. Heyne. On May 22, 1965 he was united in marriage to Anna Hartley at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Melvin worked for Poly Foam in Lester Prairie for 35 years, then for John Kadalac for 10 years and for 3 years with Five Star Mailer. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #150 in Waconia. Melvin belonged to the Lester Prairie Fire Department for 7 years. He enjoyed camping, bowling, visiting Germany and German music. Melvin especially loved spending time with his family.

Melvin is preceded by his sons Torrance Edwin Burandt and James Allen Burandt; father and mother Edwin and Ella Burandt; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Margaret Burandt; brothers-in-law Irvin Menden, Harvey Tesch, Lester Lenz, Bruce Kyes; mother-in-law and father-in-law Sarah and Ben Hartley; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Joe and Waneva Hartley, Clifford Kahler, Harold Wheeler, Alvie Hartley.

Melvin is survived by his loving family wife Anna; son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Norma Burandt of Chesapeake, VA; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Lonnie Lofstedt of Greenfield; grandchildren: Katie, Matthew and Morgan Burandt; Kelsey, Trevor and Nicole Lofstedt; step-grandsons Jeremy and Jonathan; sisters and brothers-in-law Pearl Menden of Shakopee, Marjorie Lenz of Watertown, Sylvia and Ray Dummer of Mayer, Darlene Tesch of Shakopee, Diane Kyes of Bismarck, ND, Karen and Marcel Gueningsman of Shakopee; brothers and sisters-in-law Alvin and Flora Burandt of Norwood Young America, Larry and Joyce Burandt of Lester Prairie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Florence Wheeler of Cambridge, IA, Ben and Joann Hartley of Ankeny, IA, Pat Taylor of Maxwell, IA, Alice Kahler of Cambridge, IA, Linda and Dennis Eden of South Amana, IA; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers were Melvin’s nephews.

Arrangements handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia. Online Condolences to the family are available at www.johnsonfh.com.

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