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William Burgett

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WILLIAM A. BURGETT, 88 ROCKFORD - William A. Burgett, 88, formerly of Rockford, passed away on September 16, 2013, at Alden Valley Ridge Care Center in Bloomingdale. Born on June 26, 1925, in Minorca, AR, he was the son of Everett and Mabel (Eastwood) Burgett. On June 26, 1948, he married Dorothy Randolph in Wilson, AR. As a U.S. Army Veteran, he served his country in the Philippines as a Longshoreman during WWII. In 1950, William moved to Rockford where he was employed as a tool-maker/machinist at Greenlee's. After retirement in 1982, he moved to West Plains, MO where he lived for 22 years before returning to Rockford to be near family. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Burgett; daughters, Janet (Cloyd), and Judy (Dale deceased); son, Jack (Lesa); 5 grandchildren, Joe, Jeff, Jacob, Jon, and Marilyn; and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, September 20, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road. Pastor Wendell Maynard officiating. Visitation, 9 a.m. to time of service. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, pleas contribute memorials to Visiting Nurses or Lifescape Community Services (Meals-on-Wheels), Rockford. Online condolences may be submitted at


Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2013
William A Burgett
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