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Michael D. Burgess

January 12, 1947 — March 26, 2022

Michael “Mickey” Burgess of Plainfield Indiana, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2022. Mickey was born in Harrisburg Illinois on January 12th, 1947. Mickey served honorably in the US Navy as a CT from 1966 to 1970, was a truck driver for Ryder/Rider PIE and Total Transportation from 1965 to 1966 and 1970 to 1997 and was a Teamster’s Retiree. Mickey always said he loved his time in the Navy and served on the sister ship to the USS Liberty and USS Pueblo, the USS Belmont. Dad always had great empathy to the crews of those two ships and what they went through. Dad was proud of his work as a Teamster’s Union Steward and being able to retire at age 50 to travel, enjoy life and be with his family. His numerous hobbies included using short wave radios, communications, dressing up and shooting for his muzzle loading club, American Indian lore and spirituality, being part of Civil War reenactments, fishing, boating and hunting with his group of friends, including our family friend Cliff Allen.  He is preceded in death by parents Dennis and Ruth Burgess and his wife of 49 years, Patricia Ann Burgess. Together, they had one child, and is survived by Michael Travis Burgess, his wife Hana Marie Nellas Burgess and Mickey’s joy and grandchild, Marlene Helena Burgess, who called him “Peapa”. He is also survived by his brother, Ken Scott, of Plainfield Indiana, his wife Virginia Scott, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 3, 2022 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, where friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 pm until service time at 4:00 pm.  Inurnment, with military honors, will be held at Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills, IL.

 

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