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Burdette Thomsen - February 06, 2014


Hastings resident, Burdette Oliver Thomsen, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings.
Burdette Oliver Thomsen was born Sept. 19, 1922, to Adolph and Pearl (Wylie) Thomsen at Minden.
He was a graduate of Minden High School and served in the Navy during World War II at Sitka, Alaska and aboard the USS Wyandot in the South Pacific. The ship was hit by a bomb dropped by a Kamikaze plane in the invasion of Okinawa. Burdette was an escort for Olivia de Haviland when she visited the servicemen in Alaska.
For complete obituary see the Feb. 12th issue of The Courier