Maynard Burdick, 76, of Redwood Falls died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from Nelson-Martin Funeral Chapel in Redwood Falls with burial at a later date. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
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Maynard Winton Burdick, the son of Clark Richard and Clara (Schultz) Burdick, was born August 10, 1937 in Redwood Falls. He grew up in North Redwood and received his formal education there. Maynard was employed by Redwood Tile Company from 1964 until 1968. He then was hired by Central Bi-Products where he was employed until his retirement.
Maynard loved hunting and nature. He hunted bear and elk with friends and also did a lot of river fishing. Maynard knew a lot about guns and made his own bow and arrows. He and his brother, Harl, lived on a little farm site near the Minnesota and Redwood rivers where they watched wild turkeys come right up to the house. Maynard and Harl enjoyed watching eagles land in the field nearby and listening to coyotes howl in the evening. Maynard also loved gardening and raising lilies.
He is survived by his brothers Harl Burdick of Redwood Falls and Gorden Burdick of Hector; and his sisters Sandra (Larry) Boyum of Franklin, and Sharon (Stanley) Smith of Murdock. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Marfred and Donald; and his sisters Ruby Reddig and Alice Johnson.
Blessed be his memory.