Longtime Vona resident Orval "PeeWee" Burd passed away at Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. He was 87 years old.
PeeWee as he was known by his friends was born Aug. 22, 1926 to William B. and Mabel A. (Eibert) Burd.
He was the third of five children born to this union. He had two older brothers and two younger sisters.
He attended school at the Pond Creek Country School and Vona School.
He entered into the US Army in December 1944 and was honorably discharged in November 1946.
PeeWee met and married his wife of 60 years Kathryn (Katy) Joan Waldron on Feb. 10, 1949 in Stratton. They were blessed with six children, Larry, Rick, Lana, Rod, Lori and Russ.
They raised their family in Vona where PeeWee farmed, worked road construction building I-70, ran the Bonny Marina and Burd Hydraulics.
He was happiest when in his shop with his old tools, visiting with his friends, family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Katy, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his children Larry (Chris) of Grand Forks, ND; Rick (Karen) of Ault; Lana Wolf (Bill) West Point, Neb.; Rod (Donna) of Lubbock, Texas; Lori Bolin (Steve) of Burlington and Russ (Joanne) of Arlington, Va., 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to sign the family's online register book.
Funeral services were entrusted to the Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Published in The Burlington Record on Oct. 24, 2013