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Richard D. Burgess

January 11, 1920 - March 13, 2016




Richard “Dick” Burgess passed away Sunday, March 13th.  Dick was born January 11, 1920 in Stanwood Iowa to Lucian and Blanche McCausland.  Dick was one of 13 children.  He married Dorothy J. Johns on August 18, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan.  The couple had three children.  Dick was a farmworker for most of his life, except for the six years he spent serving in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He will be remembered for his kind heart and outstanding work ethic.
 
Dick is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy; 4 sisters; 6 brothers and his grandson.  He is survived by his children and their spouses Molly (Jim) Wilson, Dick (Wenn)( Burgess, Gerry (Louis) Earll; 2 brothers Jim and Clifford Burgess; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
 
Visitation is planned for 10:00 am Friday, March 18th at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem.

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