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John H. Burgard

July 7th, 1935 – November 7th, 2021

John H. Burgard, age 86 of Havana, Illinois, formerly of Ipava, Illinois, passed away at 7:00 am on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on July 7, 1935 in Canton, Illinois, the son of Harold "Preacher" and Nelda Jo (Smith) Burgard. He married Rose Marie Wemker on February 18, 1962 in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Barry Burgard of Bath, Brett (and Linda Garretson) Burgard of Ipava, and Barth (and Angie) Burgard of Havana, one daughter Bambi (and Jeff) Traiger of Shawnee, Kansas, 5 grandchildren; Chelsea Burgard, Blaze Burgard, Sommer Burgard, Alaina Traiger and Amara Traiger, and 3 sisters; Lois Gorsage of Cuba, Illinois, Luann Davis of London Mills, Illinois, and Rebecca (and Don) Heller of Table Grove, Illinois.

John was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Robert and Lanny Burgard.

He was a US Army veteran, serving from 1955 to 1956 with a rank of PFC.

John was a farmer and coal miner, working at the Key Mine near Rushville from 1959-1966. He then started the A Cesco Water Treatment Company in 1963.

He was a member of the Ipava United Presbyterian Church. John wrote the Ipava Book, was a member of the Ipava Homecoming committee, the Ipava Toy Show committee, the Ipava American Legion, the Fulton County Farm Bureau, and the Vermont Antique Tractor Show committee.

John attended the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havana. He enjoyed collecting antique toys as a hobby and was one of those responsible for repairing the steeple at the Ipava United Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the Ipava United Presbyterian Church. Pastor Kevin Kessler will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 10th from 4-7 pm at the church. Memorials in John's memory may be made to the Ipava United Presbyterian Church or the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Havana. Interment will be in the Ipava Cemetery will military rites provided by the Ipava American Legion and the Army Honor Guard. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria has been entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences


November 8th, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Frank&Janice Dooley

November 9th, 2021

Rose & family, so sorry to hear about John’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill & Maureen Waters

November 9th, 2021

My condolences. He was a good man! Sandy Morrison

November 9th, 2021

He was definitely one of the good ones. So sorry for your loss.
Jody Crook

November 9th, 2021

So sorry for your lose.

November 9th, 2021

So sorry..sending prayers and hugs Bob and Rett Mummert

November 9th, 2021

So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Mike and Linda Blemler

November 9th, 2021

So very sorry to hear of John's passing. I have such fond memories of him at family reunuions. My sincerest condolences. Neil Southwood (grandson of Clara (Burgard) Easley)

November 9th, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. Pam Klinebough

November 9th, 2021

To Rose and family please accept our sympathy at the passing ofJohn. We are praying that you will feel Gods love and comfort at this difficult time. Rodney and Theresa Keefauver

November 9th, 2021

We just heard about John passing. He was good to my mom and dad when they worked for him. Teresa 'Thomas' Knigge and Doug Knigge

November 9th, 2021

Thinking of all of John family. My condolences 🙏

November 9th, 2021

Our very deepest sympathy to John's family. We met John in 1977 and was friends right off. If, there was more people in this world like John this world would be a better place. May all his wonderful memories live on through everyone. God Bless Everyone With John Burgard.Alvin & Lorenda Spilker.

November 9th, 2021

Our sympathy for your loss. I always enjoyed speaking with John after church.

November 9th, 2021

Warm hugs and prayers for comfort, Rose, Barry, Brett, Barth and Bambi. John was such a good man. We enjoyed time spent with him and have fond memories of his kindness and infectious smile. ❤️ Bob and Vicki Baughman

November 9th, 2021

George and I send our sincere condolences and sympathy.

November 9th, 2021

John was a great man and were his customers on his cesco water route. Miss him. MARVIN Biesenthal family

November 9th, 2021

Thoughts and Prayers are with the family,Love Gaylon Brianna and family

November 9th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to Rose and his family. John was a kind and caring man. Sincerely, Nelda Fell, and Melba Harris

November 9th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed going to the toy shows and meetings with John and Rose. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

November 9th, 2021

Carol kolves

November 9th, 2021

Sorry for your loss prayers for the family

November 10th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We are out of state, but will contact you all later. Beverly & Murray

November 10th, 2021

So sad John was a fixture in the community he will be greatly missed. Glenn & Rita

November 10th, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers of sympathy to Rose and all of John's family. From Gary & Cheryl (Cox) Matteson and all of my Cox siblings who were lifelong friends of John. May God's love give you comfort and peace.

November 10th, 2021

Sorry for your lost Prayer for the family Bill and Jean Harfst

November 10th, 2021

Rose Marie and family, so very sorry for your loss…..we will miss him on Fridays at Bernadotte. Jim and Vicky

November 10th, 2021

Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Barbara Vaughn

November 10th, 2021

Rose and family, we're so sorry. We thought so much of John! He was always so kind to us. Prayers. Jack and Lin Myers

November 11th, 2021

Brett and Linda so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for all. Jerry and Betty Downing

November 11th, 2021

Very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I always enjoyed visiting with John when ever I saw him. Such a lovely man. Linda L Windsor

November 11th, 2021

Our hearts go out to the family for the loss of a good man , him and his stories will be missed. Sincerely Kook and Scott

November 11th, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family was always so kind to us. The family of Robert & Phyllis Graham