Daniel Lawrence Burtschi III (1956 - 2018)

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Daniel Lawrence Burtschi III, 61, of Vandalia, passed away at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Monday. Memorials: Bethlehem Cemetery or donor's choice. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Burtschi was born on Dec. 20, 1956, in Vandalia. He was the son of Daniel L. Burtschi Jr. and Jean M. (Adermann) Reece. He married Vicki Bogart on March 13, 1982.
Dan was a retired correctional officer and maintenance craftsman for the Illinois Department of Corrections and was employed by Pinnacle Foods in St. Elmo. He was beloved by many for his warmth, generosity, unwavering optimism and good humor. He was a member of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church and Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources (IFOR).
He is survived by his mother, of Vandalia; wife; sons, Daniel Tyler Burtschi of Pella, Iowa, Paul Bone and his wife Heidi Strobel of Evansville, Ind., and Jason Bone and his wife Jennifer of Vandalia; brother, Fred Burtschi of Vandalia; sisters, Elizabeth Horath of Strasburg, J'Amy Payne of Springfield and Mary Alexander of Springfield; grandchildren, Henry Burtschi, Charlotte Burtschi, Wyatt Bone, Genevieve Bone, Megan Koonce, Gracie Bone and Reiley Bone; father-in-law, Russel Bogart of Vandalia; and mother-in-law, Virginia Walker of Vandalia.
He was preceded in death by his father; and stepfather, Ted Reece.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2018