Myron G. Burmaster, 81, of Caledonia died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1931, to Martin and Annette (Johnson) Burmaster on Cabbage Ridge, near Eitzen. Myron attended school in Black Hammer.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December 1951 to December 1953.

On Jan. 31, 1959, he married Delores (Hosch) Becker. They operated several businesses throughout the years including the Spring Grove Hotel, the Coffee House and Myron and Delores Tavern.

Myron enjoyed attending auction sales, buying and selling restaurant and bar equipment, hunting, selling Christmas trees, attending various sportsman's banquets and church dinners, telling stories and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his six children, Henry "Stumpy" (Jackie) Becker of Rushford, Bonnie (Mark) Goetzinger of Caledonia, Mary (Linus) Hammell of Chatfield, Dorothy Schutz of Caledonia, Mark (Cari) Burmaster of Onalaska, Wis., and Donna (Todd) Boutelle of Black Earth, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mardelle (Herbert) Staven; brothers-in-law, Bob (Irene) Hosch and Darrel (Carol) Hosch; sisters-in-law, Janene Hosch and Malita Raymond; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lotus Vesterse of Spring Grove.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Rolle; brothers-in-law, Clayton Hosch and Harold Rollie; and a son-in-law, Gary Schutz.

Visitation will be at Holy Family Hall, next to St. Mary's Church in Caledonia on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. The Rev. Gregory Leif will officiate and burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia.

The McCormick Funeral Home of Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mccormickfuneralhome.net.