Alberta Burgard

Alberta Burgard, 100, of rural Good Hope, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 1998, at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon where she had resided for almost seven years.

She was born Jan. 19, 1898, in Plymouth, a daughter of Frank Nelson and Bessie T. Wade Hinman. She married William Burgard on May 12, 1928, in Macomb. He died July 25, 1975. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ross and Ray Hinman, an infant brother and an infant sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Maxine) Vigna of rural Ellisville; one grandson, John Vigna, of rural Ellisville; three great-grandchildren, Justin Brittany and Christopher Vigna, all of rural Ellisville; two sisters, Hazel Hinman of Cambridge and Mary Hinman of Geneseo; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.

A graduate of the Western Academy, she attended Western Illinois State Teachers College. She taught ten years in the rural schools in the Adair area. She later taught the Lynn Grove country school in rural Good Hope.

As a young adult, she became a member of the Macomb Christian Church. After moving to the Center community, she was an active worker in the Center United Brethren Church and its Ladies Aid, the Willing Workers. After the closing of the Center Church, she attended the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

She was the Club Mother of the Center Community Circle Club. A long-time member of the McDonough County Farm Bureau, she and her late husband farmed in Walnut Grove Township for many years.

Services were held Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Ruberg officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery near Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Avon Nursing Home.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/22/1998


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