Burdene Lloyd Strain of Kellogg, MN. passed away last Wednesday, May 27th at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Burdene was born October 15th, 1942 in rural Mantorville, MN. to Lloyd and Arlene Strain. He grew up on the family farm near Chatfield with many fond memories, until they moved in 1957. Burdene married Vera Neumann and entered the U.S. Navy, where he served on the aircraft carrier, the USS. Shangri-La. After discharged Burdene also serve in the Minnesota National guard and held a strong tie to our military servicemen. Burdene worked various places, including School in Rochester, the Lake City Catholic Church, Dairyland Power in Alma, WI. Until he joined the family business, Strain’s Bus Company and School Bus Service. Even after the family sold the business in 1994, he stayed very involved in the routing and administration of Rochester school busses.
Burdene was preceded by his wife, Vera Strain and his parents, Lloyd and Arlene. He is survived by his son, Daniel (Heidi) Strain and his daughter, Kari Anderson, 4 Grandsons – William, Wes, Ellis and Ean Strain and 1 Granddaughter – Jaiden Anderson. 2 Brothers – Dalmer (Marilyn) Strain and Scott Strain; 2 sisters – Patricia (Jerry) Davis and Sandy (Dan) Schwering.
Due to Covid-19 the State Veterans Cemetery currently will not perform committal service or honors. Because of this the committal service will be performed on a later date, hopefully late summer or fall.
Please send Memorial Gifts directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. or can be held and dropped off during the committal service at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Preston, date TBD