The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 2, 2013

Burton Dean Sorgat

—  Burton Dean Sorgatz, age 78, of Lake Crystal, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato.

 Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Crystal, with Rev. Steve Bohling officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at Lake Crystal Mortuary, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

 Burt was born September 17, 1934, to John and Vera (Johnson) Sorgatz in Madelia.  He graduated from Lake Crystal High School.  Burt married Marlene Moon in 1955.  They later divorced.  On December 21, 1992, Burt was united in marriage to Nancy Williams in Fairmont.  He worked for Komatz Construction and Hodgeman Construction in Fairmont.  After retirement, Burt worked in carpentry with Alfred Risk in Elmore.  Burt and Nancy lived 22 years in Elmore before moving to Lake Crystal in 2012.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising horses, and listening to music.

 Burt is survived by his wife, Nancy of Lake Crystal; son, Mark (Candace) Sorgatz of Albert Lea; daughter, Tammy (Pat Flor) Kral of New Ulm; step-daughter, Jody (Mike) Johnson of Lake Crystal; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; sister, Bernita Smith of Mankato; step-brothers, David Sorgatz of the Twin Cities and Dale Sorgatz of Amboy; and step-sister, Bonnie Barrett of Vernon Center.

 Burton was preceded in death by his parents; son, Paul in 2009; grandson, Dawson Reim; and brother-in-law, Orville.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 27, 2014

  • Gerald Donelan.JPG Gerald Gordon Donelan

    GERALD GORDON DONELAN, age 85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty J. Menden

      Betty J. Menden, 88, of Shakopee, died Saturday, July 26, at the Gardens of St. Gertrude's, Shakopee.

    July 26, 2014

  • John Graif.JPG John Hennessey Graif

    John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ella Dumdei.JPG Ella H. Stubbs Dumdei

      Ella H. Stubbs Dumdei, age 94, of Pembroke Pines, Florida and formerly of Janesville, died peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roger 'Butch' Westphal

      Roger "Butch" Westphal,  68, of Waterville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home.

    July 26, 2014

  • Melba Katterhagen

    Melba Katterhagen, 82, of Waseca, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Lakeshore Inn in Waseca.

    July 26, 2014

  • Rachel VanHorn

     Rachel VanHorn, 71, of Amboy, died on Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • pauline halvorson.JPG Pauline Halvorson

       Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeLores Porter.JPG DeLores (Christensen) Porter

     DeLores (Christensen) Porter, Beloved Mother and Grandmother, age 85, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Keystone Communities in Mankato.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo