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David L. Burgus

David L. Burgus

Male 1939 - 1996

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  • Name  David L. Burgus  [1, 2
    Born  24 Feb 1939  Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    the University of Dubuque 
    Residence  Jul 1950  Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Feb 1967  Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Residence  Nov 1988  Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Obituary  Sep 1996  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    an unknown Northeast Iowa newspaper; republished at Find A Grave (web site) 
    • David L. Burgus, 57, 1400 O'Hagen Street, died at 4:27 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 1996, at The Finley Hospital.

      Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, with burial in Dubuque Memorial Gardens, south of Dubuque. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Egelhof-Casper-Strueber Funeral Home, 1145 Locust Street, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

      Mr. Burgus was a teacher at Irving School for over 30 years.

      He was born on February 24, 1939, in Dubuque, son of Wesley and Helen (Bischoff) Burgus.

      He graduated from the University of Dubuque and served in the Marine Corps for four years. He was a member of the Men's Garden Club and the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. He was also a member of Dubuque Chorale and St. Luke's Church choir for many years. He was a sponsor of foreign exchange students. He was a St. Luke's Boy Scout Troop leader and was presented the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting.

      Surviving are a brother, James L. (Joanne L.) Burgus, of Dubuque; two nephews, Jon Burgus, of Houston, and Jay Burgus, of Dubuque; two great nieces, Desiree and Kayla Burgus; an aunt Gladys Masters, of Dubuque; and an uncle and aunt, Paul and Verna Bischoff, of Burlington, Iowa.

      He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Burgus; his parents; and his stepmother, Jean Masters Burgus.

      Memorials may be given to St. Luke's Building Restoration Fund.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: David L. Burgus; SSN: 478-42-6771; Born: 24 February 1939; Died: 21 September 1996; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (1954)
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 13755427  [4
    • His grave is at the Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, Plot: CHRISTUS-255-D-2 (B-ROW-20); memorial provided courtesy of gerald olsen

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of August 2012
    Died  21 Sep 1996  Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried  25 Sep 1996  Dubuque Memorial Gardens, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID  I43084  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Wesley Clarence Burgus,   b. 11 Jul 1904, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1950, Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Helene Julianna Bischoff,   b. 27 May 1905, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1941, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jun 1926  Zion Evangelical Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 10, 11
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Wesley Clarence Burgus; Groom's Birth Date: 1905; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 21; Bride's Name: Helene Juliana Bischoff; Bride's Birth Date: 1905; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 15 June 1926; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: August Wm. Burgus; Groom's Mother's Name: Mary (Nee) Gorr; Bride's Father's Name: Albert Bischoff; Bride's Mother's Name: Augusta (Nee) Scholl; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-5; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547825; Reference Number: 8607
    Marriage License  16 Jun 1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They obtained a marriage license that was noted in the June 16, 1926, edition of The Burlington Hawk-Eye.
    Marriage Announcement  16 Jun 1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Bischoff and Burgus Nuptials Solemnized

      A pretty church wedding was solemnized last evening at seven o'clock at the Zion Evangelical church when Miss Helen Bischoff became the bride of Mr. Wesley Burgus. The ceremony was performed before a canopy of asparagus fern and daisies. At either side ot the canopy was a large basket of pink peonies end the choir loft was covered with rambler roses. Arches made of asparagus ferns had been Improvised at both ends of the choir loft and Reverend Chris Rasche, who performed the ceremony entered from one side and the groom and his best man entered from the other side.

      Preceding the ceremony Mr. A. F Morlock played the organ for thirty minutes and the following selections were enjoyed:

      Minuet in G - Beethoven.
      I Love You Truly - Carrie Jacobs Bond.
      Fairy Harp - G. Dudley Martin.
      Oh! Promise Me - R. de Koven.
      Miss Helen Biklen sang "At Dawning."

      Miss Edna Burgus was the maid of honor and wore a pale green georgette dress fashioned with a full skirt and a large bow of tulle on the side. She carried a shower bouquet of roses. She wore a coronet of gold braid on her head.

      Miss Elsa Scholl and Miss Ruth Baumie were the bridesmaids. Miss Scholl's dress was davender georgette and Miss Baumie wore rose colored georgette. The dresses were made with full skirts and large tulle bows on the left side and the girls carried bouquets of daisies tied with tulle to match their dresses. Wreaths Of flowers adorned their hair.

      The bride wore a bouffant taffeta dress trimmed with Spanish lace and pearl trimmings. She wore a coronet banded with orange blossoms and her tulle veil was fastened to the coronet. Her bouquet was of white roses and lilies of the valley tied with satin ribbon.

      Arthur Enhorning acted as the best man and Walter and Milton Rasche were the ushers.

      After the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's parents on South street for members of the immediate family. The bride's table had a large wedding cake for the centerpiece and lavender tapers tied with pink tulle were also used on the table.

      Mr. and Mrs. Burgus left last evening for a wedding trip to Chicago and Peoria, Illinois. They will live at 2500 Mark Lane.

      The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bischoff and has been employed as stenographer at the Northwestern Cabinet company.

      The groom is the son of Mrs. August Burgus and is connected with the Nurre Mirror Plate company.

      Miss Emily Scholl of Chicago, Illinois, was an out-of-town guest.
    Family ID  F16143  Group Sheet

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    David L. Burgus
    David L. Burgus
    David Burgus, son of Wesley Clarence Burgus (1904-1950) and Helene Julianna (Bischoff) Burgus (1905-1941), was born after his parents left their native Burlington, Iowa, and moved up river to Dubuque, Iowa. He was a U.S. Marine, and later a teacher, with varied interests.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of David L. Burgus
    The Obituary of David L. Burgus
    David L. Burgus, youngest son of Wesley Clarence and Helene Julianna (Bischoff) Burgus, lived from 1939 to 1996. He was never married. A marine in his youth, his occupation later was a teacher. He was also involved with a chorale group in Dubuque, Iowa, where he was born and died, and with his Methodist church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1496] World Connect - Burgus Family tree: burgus, (last updated: 2007-12-23 12:25:02 UTC (Sun), contact: John) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7716] Burgus, David L. - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown northeast Iowa newspaper (probably the Dubuque Telegraph Herald), September 1996; republished at Find A Grave (web site) courtesy of member "gerald olsen") (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S5392] Burgus, Wesley Clarence - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, July 29, 1950; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S11651] Burgus, Robert William "Bob" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 13, February 21, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S11650] Burgus, Robert William "Bob" - Death Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 9, February 20, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S6244] Burgus, Jean (Masters/Russell) - Obituary (Find A Grave), (originally published in an unknown northeast Iowa newspaper (probably the Dubuque Telegraph Herald), November 1988; republished at Find A Grave (web site); Memorial #: 13710478) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S5393] Burgus, Wesley Clarence and Helene Julianna Biscohoff - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 7, June 16, 1926; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).