|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1916, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 27, 2000, USA|
Burton Nodruff, 84, of Ft. Myers, Florida passed away Monday, November 27, 2000. Burt was born August 9, 1916 in Montgomery, Illinois.
In 1941, Burt married Bernice McKinney, who together raised a family in Aurora, Illinois, where Burt founded Nodruff Electric.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served in WWII as an Electricians Mate aboard a YMS70 Minesweeper, which sunk in a typhoon off the Phillipine Islands. Burt and most of his shipmates survived 16 hours in shark infested waters before finally being rescued. Burt was a proud member of IBEW Local 461, Aurora, Illinois and VFW Post 7452.
Burt is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Bernice Nodruff; his son and his wife, Roger Burton and Maureen Nodruff of Ft. Myers; his daughter and her husband, Victoria and Ronald Richardson of Buckingham, Florida; his brother, Gene Nodruff of Pine Island, Florida; a sister, Viola Nodruff Moles of Pine Island, Florida; his grandson and his wife, Jason and Jerry Richardson of Buckingham, Florida; his granddaughter, Anna Richardson of DeLand, Florida; his grandson and his wife, Brian and Anya Cheffer of Ft. Myers; his grandson and his wife, Greg and Elyse Cheffer of Naples, Florida; his grandson and his wife, Jeff and Lisa Cheffer of Orlando, Florida; his grandson, Roger "Zeke" Nodruff, Jr. of Ft. Myers; his granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer and William Kratochvil of Ft. Myers, Florida; his six great grandchildren, Tanner and Carson Richardson and Christopher, Lauren, Krissy and Ava Cheffer; nieces, Diane Kleinfeldt, Vera Turner, Marilyn Abercrombie and Malinda Waid; his nephew, Ronald Nodruff.
Burt was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Elizabeth Nodruff; his sister, Helen VonHoff and his brothers, Robert, Gerald and Lester Nodruff.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2000 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with memorial services immediately following at 11 a.m. at Lee Memorial Park. 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, Florida with Pastor Donald Strange officiating.
Should friends and family desire, memorials may be made to Winkler Road Baptist Church. 5770 Winkler Road. Ft. Myers, Florida.
Walter Charles Nodruff (1881 - 1963)
Elizabeth Zimmerman Nodruff (1878 - 1959)
Bernice Irene McKinney Nodruff (1919 - 2003)
Helen Marie Nodruff Von Hoff (1903 - 1950)*
Viola L. Nodruff Moles (1905 - 2002)*
Leslie Walter Nodruff (1907 - 1974)*
Gerald Nodruff (1909 - 1975)*
Robert Albert Nodruff (1911 - 1991)*
Burton Edwin Nodruff (1916 - 2000)
Clyde Eugene Nodruff (1921 - 2007)*
Lee Memorial Park
Maintained by: T W Zimmerman
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Nov 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5105095
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