John L. Buermann, 61, of Paynesville, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Monday, October 4, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm. Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.
John Louis Buermann was born on March 6, 1960 in St. Cloud, the son of John N. and Lorraine (Hageman) Buermann. He grew up in Paynesville where he attended Paynesville High School, graduating in 1978. On September 17, 1988, John was united in marriage to Edith Martinson. This union was blessed with three sons and a daughter. They made their home in Paynesville where he worked as a machinist for many years before starting his own business, Magic Metals Machine Shop Inc. in 1998.
Music was always a big part of John’s life. He started in the family band at 3 years old, playing a trumpet featuring polka and old-time music. From there, he was involved with multiple groups and bands through the years, including the TNT’s, Contraband, The Buck Band/Buck 40 Band, and Beats Working. It was always a treat when he broke out the 12-string guitar. He also enjoyed assisting in church with sound and music services.
John is remembered as the guy that could fix anything, “except the crack of dawn and a broken heart.” You could generally find him in his shop ready to welcome in any visitor. He was always providing great care and advice for his children in a spirited fun-loving nature.
John is survived by his wife, Edith, of 33 years; children: John Jr. (Lindsay) Buermann of Daleville, Indiana, Josh (Kristine) Buermann of Paynesville, Jodee (Cullan) Gray of Paynesville, Jordan Buermann of Henning; grandchildren: Eden, Rylie, Dove, Alexandra, Glory, Benjamin; siblings: Leann (Brad) Beck of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, Janelle (Landi) Bregu of Blairsville, Georgia, Alan (Lynn) Buermann of Paynesville, Charlene (Jim) Provost of Andover; sister-in-law, Dorine Buermann of Little Falls; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many great friends.
Waiting to greet him in heaven are his parents; John and Lorraine Buermann, step-mother, Betty Wolf Buermann; brother, William “Bill” Buermann; and infant sister, Mary Buermann.
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