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Truman D. Burgess Obituary

The Hutchinson News
Dec. 2003


Truman D. Burgess

STERLING Truman D. Burgess, 61, died Dec. 7, 2003, at his home in Sterling.

He was born Jan. 25, 1942, at Lyons, the son of Weldon and Retha Smith Burgess.  He was a 1960 graduate of Sterling High School.  A lifetime Sterling resident, he was a retired employee for Farmers Co-op, Sterling.

He belonged to the United Methodist Church, Sterling Saddle club and was a 4-H Leader, all at Sterling.

On Aug. 4, 1962, he married Karan M. Dressel at Sterling.  She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Lee and his wife Sheila Burgess, Sterling; a daughter, Shelly Burgess, Sterling; two brothers, Richard, Hays and Derald, Red Cloud, Neb.; a sister, Carole Workman, Sterling; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Benny; and four sisters, Betty Scholle, Ilene Lewis, Colleen Lehr and Shirley Noce.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sterling United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Corbett and Dr. Lee Louderback presiding.  Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sillin Funeral Home, Sterling.  Burial will be in Sterling Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Southwind Hospice, First Care or to the Sterling Saddle Club, all in care of the funeral home.

Submitted by
Phyllis Long on January 1, 2004.

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