|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2001|
Joseph was the son of Leopold and Josephine (Merz) Burgert.
Joe Burgert, longtime Ponca City resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home. He was 80.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John J. Michalicka, pastor, presiding. Burial will follow at St . Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.
Joe was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Foss, Okla., the son of Leopold and Josephine (Merz) Burgert. He entered the U.S. Navy in May 1942 and served primarily aboard the battleship USS Wa shington during World War II. He was discharged in August of 1945.
After graduating from the Fo rt Smith Auction School in Fort Smith, Ark., Joe came to Ponca City and established Ponca Furniture Auction. In 1950, he married Nina Cook in Bo oneville, Ark. They made their home in Ponca City and continued to own and operate the real estate and furniture auction company. Joe retired in 1988 after 40 years. Following his retirement, he continued to work at flea markets. Nina preceded him in death Jan. 8, 2001.
Joe was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the American Legion. During the last years, he developed an interest in computers.
He is survived by two brothers, George and John Burgert, both of Foss; two grandchildren, Melanie Pl ayford of Ponca City and Josh McMahan of the home; and one great-grandchild, Miranda Playford. Additional survivors include three stepsons, Danny Bright of Mi ssouri, Lloyd Bright of To nkawa, and Ronnie Bright Sr. of Carrolton, Ky.; and one stepdaughter, Norma Spratt of Waverly, Tenn.; 12 step-grandchildren; and several step, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, a daughter, Linda Waller, and two sisters, Sister Mary Burgert and Sister Justine Burgert, preceded him in death.
Casket bearers will be Darren Playford, Gary Waller, Ronnie Bright Jr., Mackie McMillan, Larry Lake and Lewis Becke.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, Ka y County Chapter, P.O. Box 1151, Po nca City, OK 74602.
Leopold F Burgert (1884 - 1963)
M Josephine Burgert (1893 - 1940)
Nina Blanche Cook Bright Burgert (1914 - 2001)
Linda Jolene Burgert Waller (1952 - 1989)*
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Robert Awalt
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
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