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Dean Ross Burnham

Dean R. Burnham, 85, of Langdon, ND, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Dean Ross Burnham was born May 11, 1933, in Spencer, SD, to Vere and Gladys (Hall) Burnham. He grew up in South Dakota and served in the US Army before being honorably discharged. Dean and Jean Ann Synhorst were married in April of 1956 in South Dakota where they lived for a short time before moving to Langdon, ND. Dean worked as a lineman for United Telephone, retiring in 1996. He also enjoyed setting up equipment for Langdon Implement, but his biggest joy was working on the farm and custom swathing. He was a member of Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454, American Legion, and was a volunteer fireman for the Langdon Fire Department for many years.

Dean is survived by his children: Pam (Dale) Luhmann of Langdon, Curtis (Eva) Burnham of Langdon, Craig Burnham of Harlem, MT, Michael (Vicki) Burnham of Minot, ND, and Kim Burnham (Greg Krzoska) of Langdon; grandchildren: Clint (Sarah) Luhmann, Jenny Luhmann, Jessica (Justin) Wohlrabe, Amy (Kris) Lillemo, Scott Burnham, Alex Burnham, Tori Burnham, Kaleb Burnham, and Ian Burnham; great-grandchildren: Hunter Luhmann, Greta Wohlrabe, Oliver Wohlrabe, and Ellie Lillemo; and brothers: Bill (Clione) Burnham, Dick (Karen) Burnham, and Gary (Barb) Burnham. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean Ann; son Scott Burnham; and siblings: Byron Burnham, Phyllis Hostetler, and twin brother Jean Burnham.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be one hour before the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

Visitation will be one hour before the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 PM

United Lutheran Church
1216 9th Avenue
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will be one hour before the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

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Dean was a very kind man. A insperation to me a fellow employee!

Dennis Wight Oct 28 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the Burnham family. Dean was a great friend of Joe and Betty's. May your cherished memories comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Mary Lu Eilers (Haugen) Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the loss of Dean. I really enjoyed working with him. He always had a smile n a laugh that would make my day. He will be missed.

Susan Danielson Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Pam and family, He was a very nicr person

Bev Platz Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy on your Dads passing. He was great fun to work with at United Telephone and when he would come to the farm with Howard Iverson for coffee. I know he will be greatly missed.

Susan (Mac Donald McLaughlin) Jennings Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

Dean was a loving, and caring man, that I will really miss!!!

Kenneth Carlson Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

If I want to talk about the Parents I remember growing up that would have been Dean and Jean and the Burnham household. There was always something going on and I have such great memories. I knew that whenever I saw either of them I'd get a hug and hello. Thinking of you all and remembering Dean with warm memories. Love you!

Carla Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathy. I knew Dean really well and also helped him swath canola a couple years back. I will remember him as a kind and very generous man.

Charlie Klein Oct 26 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Burnham family on the passing of your dad.

Jerry Kram Oct 25 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of Dean, when I was in Langdon in August I got to talk with him and brought back at lot of memories. He was a great man and good friend to our family. Deepest sympathy to all of the family. Thoughts and prayers to you all

Connie (Olson) Keller Oct 25 2018 12:00 AM

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