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Gerald D. Burlingame

February 16th, 1935 – September 6th, 2015

Gerald Burlingame, age 80, of Ipava, IL, passed away at 8:46 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Mason District Hospital ER in Havana, IL. He was born on February 16, 1935 in Pekin, IL, the son of Ubert and Florence Burlingame. Gerald married Goldie Aper on July 11, 1952 in Keokuk, IA. She survives.

Also surviving is his son, Charles Burlingame of Ipava, five daughters, Susan Behrends of Tremont, IL, Karen (and Jeff) Abernathy of Lewistown, IL, Lois (and Bill) Farquhar of Blandinsville, IL, Emily (and Larry) Mustread of Bowling Green, KY, and Carol (and Jeff) Hillyer of Table Grove, IL, eleven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Ronnie (and Carol) Burlingame of Pekin, Mark (and Nancy) Burlingame of Pekin, and Jimmy (and Betsy) Burlingame of Troy, MI and two sisters, Sharon (and Jayson) Becker of Pekin and Brenda (Tom) Mills of Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his son Duane Burlingame and brother Michael Burlingame.

Gerald worked at Standard Brands in Pekin for 16 ½ years and farmed for most of his life. He was a member of the NRA and the Fulton County Farm Bureau. He also enjoyed trapping.

Services will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Kevin Blythe will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday before the service. Cremation Rites will be accorded after the service. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.


September 7th, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Your Mom and Dad were so good to my parents. Love to all!

September 8th, 2015

Goldie, so sorry for your loss. I still remember the fun that We had with Del and Jerry. Just know that you are loved. Ethel

September 8th, 2015

Our deepest sympathy to you Goldie and your family--we have many memories over the years. Stan and JoAnn

September 8th, 2015

Our deepest sympathy, Ronnie and Carol.We pray that you and your family can find peace quickly.
Brad and Lupe Keil

September 11th, 2015

So sorry for your loss.

September 19th, 2015

Goldie and family- We were sorry to hear of your loss. Mike and Marla Rumler