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Harold Samuel Burgus

Male 1920 - 2001


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  • Name  Harold Samuel Burgus  [1
    Born  5 Mar 1920  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Living with his parents, siblings, and uncle Joe H. Burgus:) Harold S. Burgus, nephew, male, white, age 10, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    High School  1937  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Sperry High School 
    Military 
    • He was a World War II veteran.
    Occupation  1943/1984  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Between 1943 and 1984, Harold worked at Burlington Farm Machinery in Burlington, Iowa.
    Retired  1984  [3
    Residence  Apr 1991  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  24 Oct 2001  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  26 Oct 2001  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Harold Samuel Burgus, 81, of Burlington, died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at his home.

      Born March 5, 1920, in Sperry, he was the son of Herbert C. and Daisy E. Marshall Burgus. On March 20, 1952, he married Jean Rowe in Grandview.

      Mr. Burgus sold International Harvester for Burlington Farm Machinery for 41 years. He retired in 1984.

      He grew up in the Sperry and Huron areas and was a 1937 graduate of Sperry High School. He was a World War II Army veteran, where he served in the Southwest Pacific with Company D 186th Infantry 41st Division during his four years in the military. He was a member of First Congregational Church, Senior Choir, Mission Board of his church and American Legion Post 0243 of Mediapolis. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and was an avid fisherman and conservationist. He enjoyed the Army reunions and organizing their regional meetings.

      Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Gail Burnett of Anaheim, California, and Carolyn Nelson of Mount Pleasant; one son, Randall Burgus of Burlington; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, LaVera Gerst of Yarmouth and Pauline Kester of rural Burlington.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

      Visitation will begin after noon Friday at Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

      The funeral for Mr. Burgus will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, with the Reverend Cynthia Bacon officiating. Burial with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 10102, 9162, American Legion Post 52 and the Marine Corps League will be in Kossuth Cemetery in Mediapolis.

      A memorial has been established for First Congregational Church.
    Organizations 
    • Harold belonged to the American Legion.
    Religion 
    • He was a member of the First Congregational Church.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Harold S. Burgus; born: 5 March 1920; died: 24 October 2001; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  27 Oct 2001  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID  I9315  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Herbert Charles Burgus,   b. 28 Mar 1898, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1960, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Daisy Esther Marshall,   b. 10 Dec 1895, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1991, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Sep 1918  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Officiant  Reverend Robert Newman  [6
    Residence  Sep 1947  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Nov 1947  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID  F3376  Group Sheet

    Family  Jean Delores Rowe,   b. 13 Mar 1920, Letts, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 2009, Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1952  Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Residence  Oct 1981  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  11 Apr 1998  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
    >1. Gail Louise Burgus
    >2. Randall Albert Burgus
    >3. Carolyn Mary Burgus
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3324  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-2, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 4A, page number: 121; enumeration date: April 10, 1930

    3. [S1659] Burgus, Harold Samuel - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, October 26, 2001; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1688] Burgus, Daisy Esther (Marshall) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, April 19, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    6. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S1663] Burgus, Pauline Ruth and Wayne Irvin Kester - Engagement Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 5, September 13, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1686] Marshall, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, November 1947) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1687] Marshall, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) - Second Obituary (Hawk-Eye Gazette), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 7, November 15, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1658] Burgus, Jean Deloris (Rowe) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 10, 2009; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1657] Burgus, Gail Louise and Steven "Steve" Burnett - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8, October 21, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1650] Burgus, James Andrew - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7B, April 8, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).