Burdette DeGriselles, 80, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, at United Methodist Church in Montevideo, with Pastor Sam Kautz officiating.
Burdette Valin DeGriselles was born in Pipestone, Dec. 24, 1938, to Franklin Lee and Byrdella (Sweet) DeGriselles. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church of Pipestone. He attended and graduated from Pipestone High School. Following high school, Burdette served his country in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. After serving his country, he attended the University of Minnesota. In the course of his career, he worked for chemical companies as an agronomist. On June 11, 1988, Burdette was united in marriage to Linda Quist at the First Presbyterian Church of Marshall.
Burdette was active in his church as part of the congregation and the chairperson of the Finance Committee for many years. He and Linda were members of the USS Bon Homme Richard Shipmates Association where he served as secretary-treasurer. Burdette enjoyed hunting, reading, cooking, good conversation, history, politics and travel. His love for his wife and family will be forever remembered. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when he could, and he was a kind and caring man.
Burdette is survived by his wife, Linda; his children: Dana Sweet (and Erich Wunderlich), of Minneapolis, Kristin (and Quang) Quist-Vo, of Sioux City, Iowa, and Markus (and Kari Kranz) Quist, of Montevideo; his amazing grandchildren, William Ruddy, Peter (and Elizabeth) Ruddy, Elizabeth Ruddy, Catherine (and Samuel) Sweet, Margaret Ruddy, Lily Sweet and a great-grandbaby on the way; sister Beva Lee Wunderlich, of Duluth; and brother Bruce DeGriselles, of Keenesburg Colo.; along with extended family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Franklin Lee and Byrdella DeGriselles.
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, of Montevideo, was in charge of the arrangements. (online guest book at www.andersonfuneralmontevideo.com)