57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Burdette M. Wohlfeil, 102, died Friday, December 13 at Meadow Lakes Senior
Living Center in Rochester.
Burdette Monroe DeWayne Wohlfeil was born June 30, 1917 on the family
farm near Tilden, Nebraska to Otto and Anna (Peterson) Wohlfeil. He was
baptized and confirmed at Buffalo Creek Lutheran Church and attended
country school through 8th grade. He enjoyed playing baseball as a boy. In
1936, he moved to Northfield, Minnesota where he milked cows for a local
farmer. He then moved to Colfax, Washington and worked for two years
before being drafted into the army. He served in Hawaii and was honorably
discharged in 1945. He moved back to Minnesota and in 1948 purchased a
farm near Millville. In 1961 he married Helen Behnken, moved to Eyota and
continued farming and raising dairy and beef cattle. Helen passed away on
June 26, 2006; Burt moved to Meadow Lakes Senior Living in Rochester later
that year and resided there until his death.
Burt was always interested in keeping his mind active. He enjoyed putting
together puzzles and playing cards. He was an avid reader and Twins fan. He
always enjoyed an afternoon nap!
He is survived by two sons, Richard (Phyllis) Behnken of Anchorage, AK,
Larry (Judy) Behnken of New Brighton, MN; daughter Karen (Erik) Jothen of
Apple Valley, MN; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous
nieces and nephews and one sister Irene Knick of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his wife, 2 sisters, 1 brother and 1 grandson.
Funeral service is Wednesday, December 18, 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran
Church in Rochester with Pastor Larry Behnken officiating. Burial is at
Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester with military graveside rites conducted by
the Eyota American Legion. Visitation is Wednesday one hour prior to the
service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, Plainview