William A Burgett

June 26, 1925September 16, 2013
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William A. Burgett, 88 formerly of Rockford, passed away on September 16, 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 June26, 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


  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 20, 2013

William A Burgett

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Dave & Claudia Jackson

September 23, 2013

Dorothy & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a good fellow & he will be missed by all who knew him. Please take care. Our love & God's Peace.

September 20, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your beloved bill.
Bill was a great man he made us laugh a lot with his wit and humor.
we know he will be missed dearly.
Our prayers are with all the family.
Joe and marie

September 20, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loos.
Bill was great man made us laugh many times with his wit and humor.i We know he will be missed greatly. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

Joe and marie

Jody Timmerman

September 20, 2013

Dear Janet, Judy, Jack and your loving mother,
I am so very sorry to have just read about your father and husband passing away. You have my deepest sympathy.
All my love

Dick and Kathy Cordonnier

September 19, 2013

Dear Jack, Lesa and family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in
this time of sorrow.

Carol Burgett

September 18, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Bill was a wonderful man. He will be missed.

September 18, 2013

What a wonderful family! May you all be comforted at this time and cherish all the good memories.
Terry & Jackie Clark