Nelda Burgard

Nelda J. Burgard, 90, of Ipava died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, a daughter of John H. and Sarah W. Wise Smith. She married Harold Burgard on Jan. 17, 1931, in Joliet. He died Oct. 8, 1987.

She also was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Surviving are three sons, John (and Rose) Burgard and Robert Burgard, both of Ipava, and Lanny (and Diane) Burgard of Table Grove; three daughters, Lois Gorsage of Lewistown, Luann (and Lowell) Davis of London Mills and Rebecca (and Don) Heller of Ipava; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was a school teacher in area country schools.

She was a member of Ipava Presbyterian Church, Katherine Class Quilters, Willing Workers Club and Busy Day Club.

Services were held Tuesday with Rev. Kevin Kessler officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/25/2001

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