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Burton A. Rykken March 7, 1931 - April 19, 2009

CRYSTAL -- Burton A. Rykken, 78, of Crystal died Sunday in Minneapolis.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700 46th Place North in Crystal. Graveside service and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Green Lake Cemetery in Spicer. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association or St James Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home in Robbinsdale.

He was born March 7, 1931, in Willmar to Joy and Ann Rykken

He his survived by his wife, Maxine; daughters: Debora (and David) Marquette of Brooklyn Park and Robin (and Roger) Johnson of Inver Grove Heights, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.