Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Burgesses in:
 • Mount Olivet Cemetery
 • Saint Joseph
 • Buchanan County
 • Missouri
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
William F Burgess
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 12, 1918
Red Willow County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar., 2009
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA


William F. Burgess,
St. Joseph
1918 - 2009

William F. Burgess, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
William was born on April 12, 1918, in McCook, Neb., to William J. and Sadie (Jefferies) Burgess.
He attended Layola College in Chicago and then was a graduate of NYC.
He worked as a traffic engineer for the cities of St. Joseph and Tyler, Texas. He worked as an investigator in the insurance industry and had later started a salvage metal business.
He had received two citations for Outstanding Engineer Service with the U.S. Government. He had also received the Ford Foundation Award for Engineer of the Year in St. Joseph.
William was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 571 and the Safety Council of Chicago.
William was preceded in death by his parents; wife Bertha E. (Schrupp) Burgess; one son, William R. Burgess; four brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his son, Ross Burgess; two daughters, Marcia A. Hughes and Toni Goodwin, all of St. Joseph; brothers, Jack Burgess, of Alabama, Chester "Bud" Burgess, Washington, Ind., and Gary Burgess, St. Joseph; one sister, Evelyn Hakes, Reno, Nev.; grandson, Andrew Goodwin, St. Joseph; two granddaughters, Alisha Roberts and Angela Reynolds, both of St. Joseph; three great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Carter and Pierce Roberts, all of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will follow until 8:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to St. Joseph Humane Society or to Birthright of St. Joseph.

Published in the St Jospeh News Press 3/18/2009
Family links: 
  William James Henry Burgess (1887 - 1966)
  Sadie May Jeffers Burgess (1896 - 1977)
  Bertha E. Schrupp Burgess (1924 - 1979)*
  William R. Burgess (1943 - 1983)*
  William F Burgess (1918 - 2009)
  Luella Sadie Burgess Nelson (1920 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Kathy Topping
Record added: Mar 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34941528
William F Burgess
Added by: NWMGS
William F Burgess
Added by: dee barnes (dobbins)
William F Burgess
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Peggy Durand
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service