VeteranEdward Burrus

Edward "Bud" Burrus, 83, of Beardstown died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 28, 1918, in Beardstown, a son of Frank and Bernice Hierman Burrus. He married Jeane Lovekamp on Nov. 2, 1946, in Arenzville. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Karen (and Albert) Ross of Beardstown, Marsha (and Virgil) Hamm of Browning and Arlene (and Paul) Briody of Tampa, Fla; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

A World War II Army veteran serving from January 1942 to August 1945, he was a sergeant with the 40th Tank Battalion in the European Theater. He fought in battles in the Rhineland, northern France and the Ardennes in Belgium and received the Purple Heart.

He had been a brakeman for the CB&Q Railroad in Beardstown for many years and later was parts manager at Modern Chevrolet in Beardstown until retiring in 1983.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown.

Services were held Saturday at his church with Rev. Richard Bremer officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Arenzville. Sager Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Beardstown.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/3/2002

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