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Lyle Burt

Sept. 22, 1960-March 23, 2012

Lyle Shawn Burt, 51, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at Aurora St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.

Shawn was born the son of Robert and Vivian (Dodds) Burt on September 22, 1960 in Denver, Colo. He was raised in Texas and Detroit Lakes. Shawn served in the United States Marine Corps. He was known for his excellent carpentry skills and his sense of humor.

Shawn enjoyed the outdoors, camping with his family, traveling in his RV, surf fishing, cooking and spending time with his grandson. He will be greatly missed by his family.

Surviving Shawn are his wife, Mary Burt of Detroit Lakes,; two daughters, Amber Burt and Melissa Burt, both of Detroit Lakes; a son, Christopher Burt of Detroit Lakes; one grandson, Houston Burt; his mother, Vivian Hays and stepfather, Charles Hays Sr., both of Detroit Lakes; stepmother, Loel Burt of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sisters, Lori Gress of Detroit Lakes, Tresa (Shawn) Ohman of Frazee, and Jeanne (Keith) Ayotte of Suffolk, Va.; two brothers, William (Debbie) Dillon of Detroit Lakes and Jeffrey (Lia) Hays of Smyran, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Shawn in death were his father and two brothers, Robert Burt Jr. and Charles Hays Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 2 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at