In loving memory of

Lale Macy Burmester
February 5, 1955 - August 19, 2021

Lale Burmester, 66, a lifelong resident of Hampton, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton.

Lale Macy Burmester was born on February 5, 1955, in Hampton, to Harold and Marvel (Bjelland) Burmester. He graduated from Hampton High School in 1973, and then attended NIACC and Iowa State University. Lale married Connie Stalheim on March 22, 1980; to this union, two daughters were born, Melissa and Lindsay. Their marriage later ended in divorce.

Lale was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, followed the Minnesota Vikings and loved spending time with his family and his dog Jax. He was a Christian man and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton.

Lale was a MacGyver and Jack of all trades. He owned Burmester Equipment, and previously farmed with his dad Harold.

Lale leaves behind his daughters Melissa (Rusty) Schmidt of Clear Lake and Lindsay (Aaron) Royster of Duncombe, mother Marvel Burmester of Hampton, sister Lucy (Randy) Oehlert of Hampton, brother Fred (Lori) Burmester of Grundy Center, sister Lynette (Guy) Rustad of Lakeville, Minnesota, grandchildren Rylan and Collan Kuhn and Easton and Emersyn Royster, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his dad Harold Burmester.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lale's family.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton. The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Hampton is caring for Lale and his family.


Nancy Frederick wrote on Aug 24, 2021:

"Dear Melissa and family. I an so sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law, and grandfather.. My thoughts and prayers are with you.?? May loving memories guide you through this difficult time.? Nancy Frederick"

Rhonda Claus wrote on Aug 24, 2021:

"I'm sorry to the family...Lale and my son Joel were close...I will miss you Lale as you were my friend..I love you !!! "

Lynette Rustad wrote on Aug 22, 2021:

"Lale you will always be my big brother and my favorite brother (Sorry Fred, I love you too, but he always stuck up for me when you would pick on me when we were young, LOL) I will always remember the great person you were at sports, fishing, could fix anything (aka our McGiver), giving comfort to me when Dad died and saying to me ( "Lynette he is in a better place, which gave me so much peace and comfort, I know that is the same comfort I feel with you up in heaven). I will miss you so much and I will be there for your lovely girls Melissa and Lindsay who are very proud of you as you are so proud of them as well. I know you and Mom had a very special relationship with each other and she will miss you greatly. She will be in good hands with her family and we will be giving her lots of hugs and kisses. RIP and tell Dad I miss him and I will be reunited with you all when it is Gods time. Love you Lale unconditionally. Love Your Sister, Lynette"

Vanessa Sherer wrote on Aug 21, 2021:

"Uncle Lale, I still can?t believe your gone!!! As you would always say to me when we would chat: Everything is in Gods plan, and when it?s our time, it?s our time. While I do believe this, it?s so hard for me not to selfish and and want you here still.. You were a true servant to the lord, you loved Unconditionally, you loved people for who they are, never judged (ok except democrats ?), you were just the stand up best uncle anyone could ask for?. Growing up and living in Minnesota we spent darn near every other weekend at the farm, the bonus was we got to have uncle lale and the two cousins whom were like siblings to meghan and I Lindsay and Melissa a field away! You got us 4 the moped so we could play cops and robbers, helped move limbs so we could have our own ?Burmester loop? at grandma and grandpas, you planted sweet corn for us to sell every summer, you always gave us airplane rides, held us in the air while you held our feet up and we had to balance, dumped us in the skid loaders, the list goes on and on, but you always gave the best big hugs ever!!!! They were genuine just like you! You could dance like a rockstar and always cranked the music up (even when I broke the moonroof in the red car or Lindsay Royster may have ) I could go on and on, but in all sincerity you are going to be missed beyond measure. You like Grandpa left an incredible footprint in everyone?s life one that cannot be replaced. Until we meet again I will always treasure you and please please farm the heck out of those fields with grandpa and drive the heck outa those 2 cylinder John Deere?s. Love you!!!!!!! You have touched more people than you will ever imagine, given so much hope to those who needed it Most, and always believed in people. I hope your swinging those golf clubs and hitting a hole in one- my mom will make sure she will beat you one of these days and give those Vikings an extra boost of hope ????? Love you and it?s not goodbye it?s an I?ll see you later!!!! "

Guy Matthew Rustad wrote on Aug 21, 2021:

"Lale was an awesome brother in Law. He was a great big brother to my Wife Lynette. I will miss hearing is big voice and laugh. I will miss Him talking to me about the Vikings. He loved his Girls . Lale was somebody you could call if you needed help or advise. I wish I could have has one more conversation with him to say thank you. The holidays will be a little less fun without you being there. Lale was a stand up guy and friend. Rest in peace my friend... "

Toni Wilkinson wrote on Aug 20, 2021:

"So many memories and laughs shared. He will be missed.. My condolences to Lale's family."