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Burend Cuperus

March 12, 1917 January 13, 2016
Burend Cuperus
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Obituary for Burend Cuperus

Reading, MN


      Burend Cuperus, age 98, was born on March 12, 1917, in Holwerd, Netherlands, the son of Gerrit and Trynte (Glas) Cuperus. In 1923, he immigrated with his parents to the United States. Burend got his education in country schools and helped farmers in the Lakefield, Okabena, and Dundee area. Burend married Nina Heeringa on July 13, 1939, in the Netherlands. They started farming in the Reading area in 1940. They retired from farming in 1974 but still remained near Reading. He enjoyed gardening, wood working, fishing, and playing cards. Burend died on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.

      Burend is survived by three children, Ann (Bert) Meine, Leon (Pam) Cuperus, and Bill (Sandy) Cuperus; two daughters-in-law, Veronica Cuperus and Janet Cuperus; 15 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina; two sons, Gerrit and Raymond; parents; two sisters, and one brother.

      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Keith Gallagher officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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