William “Bill” R. Burgett

Brimfield – William “Bill” R. Burgett, 81, of Brimfield, passed away at 10:06 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Graham Hospital ER. He was born on August 20, 1935 in Lincoln, IL to Leroy and Edith (Lane) Burgett. He married Judith Johnson in Galesburg, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Donald Lee (Rosa Rosario) Burgett of Mossville, IL, Jerri Lynn Burgett-Smith of Kickapoo, IL, Michael Scott Richmond of Brimfield, IL, Rhonda (Bryson) Crabtree of Brimfield, IL, and Mark Richmond of Brimfield, IL; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Donna (the late Lee) Reynolds of Canton, IL.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.

Bill worked as a millwright at Keystone but had many other jobs. Some including, Chief of Police in Bellevue, IL, and a bus driver for the Brimfield school district. He was a past member of Waterford Union Church in Lewistown, IL.

Bill served in the Airforce during the Korean War.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 AM  on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Waterford Cemetery in Lewistown, IL. Rev. Mike Floyd will officiate. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or American Autism Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com


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2 Responses to William “Bill” R. Burgett

  1. Rhonda Burgett-crabtree says:

    Thank you for love, guideance, influence, traditions and memories. I will miss your presence, sense of humor and oh-so -classic and hilarious stories that you told so well. As I raise my children I find myself doing things with them and teaching them the same ways you did me. What a blessing you are and will continue to be.

  2. Rhonda Crabtree says:

    Thank you for the love, guidance, traditions, memories, lessons, influence, patience, sacrifices and most of all, your time to provide all these things. I miss your presence, humor and oh-so-classic, hilarious stories that no one could get enough of. In raising my children, I find myself teaching them things the same way you did me and it keeps you close at heart. What a gift you were in our lives, but heaven must have needed you more.

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