Maralee Burgard

Maralee BurgardMaralee Burgard, 92, of Lewistown died at 5:50 p.m. Nov. 8, 2016, at Unity Point Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

She was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Lewistown, the daughter of James and Mary Louise Wilson Hendee. She married Dale Burgard on May 21, 1945, in Canton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2011.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Steven Burgard.

She attended Monmouth College where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She worked as a dental assistant for 15 years, and also was a Federal Employment Examiner in Macomb. She also worked as a licensed real estate salesperson for the former Snowden Agency in Table Grove.

She was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder. She was a 50-year member and Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Ipava Chapter. She also was a former member of the VIT Board of Education, and was a former volunteer for the radio information service at Western Illinois University where she did reading and taped books for the visually impaired.

Services were held Monday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Larry Wright officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2016


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