'Eddie' Burtt's loved ones gather in Epping to say goodbye
Peter Burtt leads two steers as they pull a sled carrying the casket of his father, Edward “Eddie” Burtt, through a snow-covered field to the family's cemetery on the farm. (JASON SCHREIBER/Union Leader Correspondent)
The service for the 85-year-old retired logger, heavy equipment operator, and former Marine was held in the kitchen of the old farmhouse where his son Dana now resides. Burtt's son Walter lives in Australia and was unable to attend the funeral, but he built his father's casket and shipped it by freight from Australia to New Hampshire.