George "Curt" Burdett

July 12, 1941November 6, 2018
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George "Curt" Burdett, 77, of Hanna City, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 12, 1941 in Peoria to John and Lucille (Miller) Burdett who preceded him in death. He married Dixie Adkins Sipes on March 26, 2004 in Monterey, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Todd (Sarah) Burdett of St. Louis, MO and Timothy (Deanna) Burdett of Peoria, AZ; four step-children, Gordon (Julie) Sipes of Canton, Tammy (Kurt) Ramp of Yates City, Terri Sipes of Havana, IL and Tina (Robert) Niederman of Woodbridge, VA; five grandchildren, Haley, Savanah, Riley, Natalie and Lexi; eight step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; six siblings, Corilee Weishaar of Pekin, John (Becky) Burdett of Dunalp, Mary (Paul) Whittaker of Princeville, Kerry (Tonda) Burdett of Peoria, Susan Brown of Peoria and Holly (Mike) Tyra of Belleville and many nieces and nephews.

Curt served in the U.S. Army. He worked in sales most of his life, last working at Sears in Peoria. He was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton and attended the United Methodist Church in Monterey. He was a member of Travelers Protection Association (T.P.A.) where he held many offices including past National President. Curt loved his family and friends. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and Bradley Braves Fan.

A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, November 9, 2018 with visitation from 9:30 am until the start of service at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Rev. David Meader and Rev. Rebecca Gearhart will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Trust Fund with Traveler's Protection Association or to South Park United Methodist Church in Canton. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • John J. Burdett, Father
  • Lucille (Miller) Burdett, Mother
  • Dixie (Adkins Sipes) Burdett, Wife
  • Todd (Sarah) Burdett, Son
  • Timothy (Deanna) Burdett, Son
  • Gordon (Julie) Sipes, Step-Son
  • Tammy (Kurt) Ramp, Step-Daughter
  • Terri Sipes, Step-Daughter
  • Tina (Robert) Niederman, Step-Daughter
  • Haley, Savanah, Riley, Natalie and Lexi, Grandchildren
  • ~8 ~, Step-Grandchildren
  • ~6 ~, Great Grandchildren
  • Corilee Weishaar, Sister
  • John (Becky) Burdett, Brother
  • Mary (Paul) Whittaker, Sister
  • Kerry (Tonda) Burdett, Brother
  • Susan Brown, Sister
  • Holly (Mike) Tyra, Sister
  • ~Many ~, Nieces and Nephews
  • He was preceded in death by his parents.

  • Scholarship Trust Fund with Traveler's Protection Association
  • South Park United Methodist Church in Canton


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018

George "Curt" Burdett

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Dorothy and Pete Vallosio

November 11, 2018

We always enjoyed Curt's jovial personality whenever we saw him. We have so many happy memories with him at Christmas and other family reunions. With sympathy, Dorothy and Pete

Steven Miller

November 9, 2018

I heard about Curt from my brother , Pat, the other day. I wanted to write a note to say how sorry I am to hear the news, because I am unable to make it up there today for the visitation. Curt was one of the bunch of older boys that we followed around on the 4th of July to watch them throw firecrackers. Of course, if we got too pesky, they would throw them at us , so we had to keep our distance . Ha ha . Curt was a great guy and always had a smile to brighten your day.
Steve Miller and family

Becky Hoyle

November 7, 2018

Todd and Tim, we are so very sorry for your loss. Curt is now at peace and we pray you are too.
The Gobbel Family, Shirley, Shelley, Becky and Randy.