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Alene Jean Burt, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 19, 2020, in her home surrounded by family in Columbia, Missouri.
Alene was born October 24, 1932, in Wood County, Wisconsin, and was one of four children born to Anton and Ethel Laskowski. She grew up on a dairy farm in Cary Bluff, Wisconsin, and graduated from Pittsville High School in 1950. Alene was crowned Miss Dairyland in the 1950’s.
In 1953 she married Louis E. Burt, and they had three children. She worked for Weyerhauser in Marshfield, Wisconsin, until her retirement in 1987. After retiring, Alene and Louie traveled the country on their motorcycle and eventually relocated to the warmer climates of Texas and Arkansas. Alene enjoyed gardening and bird watching and her favorite pastime was shopping for deals at thrift stores.
Alene is preceded in death by her brother Lester Laskowski of Wisconsin, sister Olga Burt of Wisconsin, son Ralph L. Burt of Panama City Beach, Florida, and her husband Louis E. Burt of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is survived by her brother Lloyd Laskowski of Janesville, Wisconsin, and her daughters Sharon K. Walker of Park Falls, Wisconsin, and Susan M. Schuermann (Jim) of Columbia, Missouri.
She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Kevin Walker of Park Falls, Wisconsin, Mickey Walker of Mosinee, Wisconsin, Amy Fritz of Columbia, Missouri, Sarah Japuntich (Morgan) of Madison, Wisconsin, John Paul McFarland (Jessica) of Columbia, Missouri, Melanie Walker (Tristan) of Brighton, Michigan, Julian McFarland of Columbia, Missouri, and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in Marshfield, Wisconsin, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation at mds-foundation.org.