Donald Lee Burgess, Sr., 82 formerly of Table Rock, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Homestead Rehab Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born on August 26, 1937 to Orville and Ethel (Wolfe) Burgess in DeWitt, Nebraska.
He was born and raised in DeWitt through the 5th grade. His family then moved to Lincoln and attended and graduated from Lincoln High.
Don was in the U.S. Army from 1954-1959, than he was in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1962.
Don worked as a Load operator at Martin Marietta Aggregates, retiring in 2002.
He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #5289 and the American Legion in DuBois, Nebraska.
Donald enjoyed being with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, camping and being with his friends. Don enjoyed driving around with his favorite campion Babe and just driving around the country side doing some site seeing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Ethel Burgess, son, Bobby Joe Burgess, brother, William Burgess, sister, Norma Jean Burgess.
He is survived by his son Donald L. Burgess Jr. and wife Amy of DuBois, NE, daughter, Kimberly and husband Arlin Beethe of Elk Creek, NE, son, Gary Ehmen & wife Mary of Lansing, MI,, grandchildren, Derek Burgess & wife Kris, Brooke Walbridge & husband Derek, Danielle Berke & husband Blake, Cole Beethe and special friend Caitlin Peterson, Lance Beethe and wife Lyndsay, Spence Beethe and wife Ashley, Erin Vock and husband Tyler , Michael & Brittney Ehmen, 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Graveside service at a later date at the DuBois Cemetery, DuBois, Nebraska. Cremation with no visitation. Memorials to family choice or Heartrs United and Rescue in Auburn, Nebraska. On line condolence may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com Arrangements provided by Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City, Nebraska
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