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August Wilson Burdette

Friday, September 7, 2007

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Funeral services for Mr. August Wilson Burdette, 87, of Dickens, will be held at 1:30 p.m., today, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Revs. Julie McCullough and Paul Hansen will co-celebrate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

August passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Spencer Hospital.

August, the son of Hubert and Rena (Wilson) Burdette was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Dolliver. His early childhood years were spent in Dolliver. At age 13, August accepted Christ as his Savior at the Dolliver Methodist Church. His family moved to Gillett Grove at the age of 16. August graduated from Gillett Grove Consolidated School in 1940, graduating salutatorian of his class.

On Dec. 25, 1940, August was united in marriage to Maxine Prentice in Webb. Following their marriage, August worked for the Quaker Oat Company of Gillett Grove while helping his father on the farm. August and Maxine moved to Emmetsburg for a couple of years before moving back to the Gillett Grove area where he farmed on his own for over 50 years.

August was a member of the Gillett Grove Community Church. He was also a Sunday school teacher for 17 years, Sunday school superintendent for 9 years, and a MYF leader for eight years with an average of 50 kids in his group.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry; two sisters: Marvelle DeVore and Betty Jean Burdette; one brother, Kenneth Burdette; and one great-granddaughter, Riley Ann Murray.

August is survived by his wife Maxine Burdette of Gillett Grove; four daughters: Marie Conover and husband, Wendell of Lincoln, Neb., Sandra Roehrick and husband, John of Des Moines, Audrey Burdette of Spirit Lake, and Jane Gray and husband, Dan of Logan; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rachel Kruckman of Laurens.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.