Louis John Bury, (Louie) age 87 of Watertown, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Elim Home in Watertown. He was born July 31, 1925, to Louis and Kathryn (Karels) Bury in Mayer.
Louie was a longtime employee of Minnesota Rubber. He served in the Army during the Korean War, being honorably discharged on March 16, 1954, at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was a member of the Watertown American Legion Eugene Earley Post #121.
He loved to fish and hunt. Time spent with family was a priority. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Kathryn Bury; grandson Andrew Bury; brother Dennis Bury; sisters and brothers-in-law Delores and Lester Ortloff, Alice and Joseph Snicker; sisters-in-law Donna Bury and Florabell Bury; mother-in-law and father-in-law Susan and George Swartzer; brother-in-law George Swartzer Jr., Tom Kuka Sr., Leo Blackketter, John Swartzer; sister-in-law Mary Helen Swartzer, Laurie Swartzer and Marguerite Swartzer.
Louie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth (Betty) (Swartzer); sons Larry (Ruth) Bury, Gary (Brenda) Bury, Greg (Brenda) Bury; daughters Darlene (Larry) Mader, Debbie (Jeff) Allison; grandchildren: Jason Mader, Sarah (Tony) Brown, Keith (Lisa) Bury, Jill Swanson, Kristy (Ryan) Ebert, Christopher (Lori) Bury, Tanya Bury, Elissa Bury, Mitchell Bury, Tess (Duane) Smith, Branden (Lindsey) Bury, Anthony Bury, Amber Bury, Natalie Johnson, Mariah Bury, Amelia Bury, Isaac Bury, Aaron Bury; great grandchildren: Maria Brown, Logan Bury, Lydia Swanson, Brayden Bury, Lily Bury, Kalli Swanson, Jacob Johnson, Michael Bury, Evan Smith, Caleb Bury; brothers Les Bury and Ambrose Bury; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano. Visitation was held in the church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, and continued from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday in the church. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Watertown.