Dennis Burgess

DENNIS J. BURGESS, 61 DIXON - Dennis J. Burgess, 61, of Dixon, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home. He farmed for 27 years in the Dixon area as co-partner of B & B Farms, which produced feeder cattle and hogs. He then worked for IGOR in Tinley Park for 11 years, prior to his retirement. Dennis was born January 14, 1952, in Dixon, IL, the son of Arthur and Lois (Thrasher) Burgess. He married Karen S. Blum on July 28, 1973, in Dixon. He graduated from Amboy High School and DeVry Technical School in Chicago, graduating with a Associate's Degree in Electronics. Dennis was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walton and served as a Director of the Livestock Feeders Association and a Director of University of Illinois Extension. Survivors include his wife, Karen Burgess of Dixon; son, Brian (Jennifer) Burgess of Naperville; daughter, Barbara (Ruben) Carter of San Diego, CA; parents, Arthur and Lois Burgess of Harmon; sister, Donna Gonzalez of Sterling; brothers, John (Judy) Burgess, Dwight (Mary) Burgess, David Burgess, all of Harmon, Jeff Burgess of Sterling; sister-in-law, Barbara Miller of Dixon; and grandchildren, Gregory and Elizabeth Burgess. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, March 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walton, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Monsignor Thomas Bales, pastor, officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation and Hospice of the Rock River Valley in Dixon. Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2013