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Larry E. Burgard

February 25th, 1963 – September 10th, 2021

Larry Burgard, 58, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 5:49 pm on Friday, September 10, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born on February 25, 1963 in Peoria, IL, the son of James and Ethel (Phillips) Burgard. Larry married Jane Ellen Bader on March 3, 2003. She preceded him in death on June 10, 2020.

He is also preceded by his parents.

Survivors include his 4 sisters, Laura (and Michael) Barrett of Peoria, Dorothy Burgard of Davenport, IA, Donna Brown of Marion, IN, and Peggy Kemper of Delavan, IL, 8 brothers, Jim (and Debby) Burgard of Aiken, SC, Jerry (and Jules) Burgard of East Peoria, John (and Melinda) Burgard of Beach Grove, KY, Fred (and Sharron) Burgard of Cape Girardeau, MO, Tom (and Brooke Wharton) Burgard of Homosassa, FL, Mike (and Charlotte) Burgard of Saint Cloud, FL, Don (and Tina) Burgard of Aiken, SC, and Pat (and Jackie) Burgard of Cleburne, TX, and several nieces and nephews.

Larry was a roofer for over 40 years. He worked for several different roofing and construction companies but he also started his own business, Burgard Construction, where he did roofing, siding and demolition.

Larry was an avid and very skilled fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He could catch fish anywhere he went. He was also a very good cook. He was a multi-award winning dog trainer who trained both hunting and show dogs. He loved his dogs Bellye and Torchy. Larry was a huge Cubs fan. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews and loved teaching them about his passions, fishing and the outdoors.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. GO CUBS!


September 12th, 2021

Rest in peace uncle Larry 😥

September 12th, 2021

I will miss Larry coming in the hardware store. He always had a fish story or bragging on his dogs. We worked on many projects together as he gathered supplies. RIP my friend. Pam Trone

September 12th, 2021

Sorry for your loss.
The Jim and Karen Hopkins family

September 13th, 2021

So sorry for your loss . Will sure miss Larry.stopping by the house and our many conversations about Cubs , Bears , Illini , and hunting and fishing .
I think of often times he would bring fish he had caught ( often including meal , frying oil ,and potatoes) or enough homemade soup for several meals .
I will miss him greatly .

September 14th, 2021

Bob Bucher (above condolence)

September 20th, 2021

So sorry for your loss.
The Roach family

September 20th, 2021

So sorry for your loss.
John and Cheryl Donath

October 5th, 2021

RIP Larry. Loved working together at Menold the past 29 years. Loved to have you work on my personal home. Sorry for the loss to the family. Great man!

November 5th, 2021

So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. He will certainly be missed here at Menold! Go Cubs!!