Obituary Record

Clayton Burgess
Died on 10/26/1987
Buried in Arlington Cemetery

Burgess, Clayton, 64

Died 26 October 1987

Burial in Arlington Cemetery

Date and place of publication of this article were not recorded

Veteran-army, World War 2 and Korea

Funeral services for Clayton Burgess, 64, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 1987, at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. The Rev. Robert Saunders officiated.

Military graveside services were conducted by members of Arlington's VFW Post 8332 and American Legion Post 71 at the Arlington Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Menking, Gerald Scheer, Neil Lang, Melvin Sorensen, LeRoy Brown and Robert Monke.

Burgess died October 26, 1987, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha from an aortic aneurysm.

He was born April 13, 1923, in Little Blue, Missouri, to Floyd and Ida (George) Burgess.

Burgess was raised in Missouri, and moved to Omaha in 1955, after serving in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He then moved to Auburn in 1956 before settling in Arlington in 1960.

He owned and operated the Elkhorn Feed and Grain Elevator from 1957-1973.

Burgess was a member of the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years, and a member of Arlington's VFW Post 8332 and American Legion Post 71.

On July 4, 1943, he married Virginia Dowdall in Memphis, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife, two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Burgess of Neligh, and Ray and LuAnn Burgess of Houston, Texas; daughter, Ginger Burgess of Houston, Texas, sister Mrs. Jo Bernice Rule of Burlington, Iowa, and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the Arlington Rescue Squad.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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