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James "Jim" Burgess

May 16, 1928 January 27, 2019
James "Jim"  Burgess
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Obituary for James "Jim" Burgess

James "Jim" Henry Burgess
90, of Avoca, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Medilodge of Yale.
He was born in Brown City, May 16, 1928, the son of the late John and Pearl (Greer) Burgess.
His marriage to Veronica Brennan was May 3, 1952, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Emmett.
Jim grew up on a dairy farm. As a young man, he helped operate the family sawmill with his father in Brown City. Jim served his country with the US Army. He was a crane operator in the Local 324 for 35 years. Jim had a strong passion for collecting old tractors and trucks. He was also an avid gun collector.
Surviving in addition to his cherished wife Veronica, of 66 years, are a brother, Jack (Shirley) Burgess of Marlette, friend, and neighbor, Betty Sarsfield; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his beloved son, James Gerard Burgess (2011), brothers, Irwin, Marvin, and Delbert Burgess, and his sisters, Deloris Irish Renshaw, Doris Clink Barr, and Dorma Brennan.
Pallbearers will be; Matt Dunsmore, Dale Irish, Ed Brennan, Scott Cochran, Bill Wixon, and Marty Ryan.
The family honors the memory of James and invite you to visit and share memories Wednesday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond, with rosary devotion/scripture services at 7:00 p.m. Rite of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett, with 9:30 a.m. visiting. Fr. Joseph Gagnon, pastor will officiate. Interment will be in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Kenockee Township.
Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family”.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

30

Jan

3:00 PM 1/30/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/30/2019 8:00:00 PM
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Richmond

71235 Memphis Ridge Road
Richmond, MI 48062

Kaatz Funeral Directors - Richmond
71235 Memphis Ridge Road Richmond 48062 MI
United States

Rosary service

Wednesday

30

Jan

7:00 PM 1/30/2019 7:00:00 PM
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Richmond

71235 Memphis Ridge Road
Richmond, MI 48062

Kaatz Funeral Directors - Richmond
71235 Memphis Ridge Road Richmond 48062 MI
United States

Visitation

Thursday

31

Jan

9:30 AM 1/31/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/31/2019 10:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

10828 Brandon Road
Emmett, MI 48022

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
10828 Brandon Road Emmett 48022 MI
United States

Mass

Thursday

31

Jan

10:30 AM 1/31/2019 10:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

10828 Brandon Road
Emmett, MI 48022

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
10828 Brandon Road Emmett 48022 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Kenockee Cemetery Final Resting Place

9709 Brandon Road
Avoca, MI 48006

9709 Brandon Road Avoca 48006 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wishes of the Family

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