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Lucille Burgart

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Lucille Mary Burgart age 88 of Alta Vista, IA died Monday, November 7, 2016 at Colonial Manor of Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Friday, November 11, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, North Washington with Tony Geerts, Barry Briggs, Ryan Geerts, Adam Burgart, Ethan Rapenske, Mike Brummond, Tim Clark and Jim Brummond servings as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Becky Wood, Nicole Briggs, Elizabeth Rapenske and Chantelle Jordan, Marlene Wiley. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 6:30 p.m. scriptural wake service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Lucille Mary Burgart was born September 16, 1928 on the family farm near Ionia, the daughter of Anthony and Cecelia (Gilbert) Kramer. She attended St. Boniface Catholic School in Ionia until she graduated in 1946. After graduation she married the love of her life, Leonard Burgart, on April 20, 1948 at St. Boniface. Lucille worked at Kumeth Wood Factory in New Hampton for a few years before working at The House of Flowers. After that she drove to Cedar Falls to work for Bancroft Flowers. She loved flowers. You could often catch Lucille helping Leonard around the farm as well. Being social was very important to Lucille. She loved having company over and always greeted everyone with a smile. Reading, cooking and baking, playing bingo and puzzles were some of her favorite pastimes. Lucille is survived by one son, Jay (Connie) Burgart of Ionia, IA; three daughters, Linda (James) Geerts of Charles City, IA, Betty (Loren) Briggs of Kansas City, KS, Joyce Rapenske of New Hampton, IA; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother John (Judy) Kramer of Sugar Grove, IL; three sisters, Florine Clark of Ionia, IA; Norma Brummond of Ionia, IA; Patricia Balk of Charles City, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard on June 23, 1996; one son, Brian Burgart on August 26, 1979; one twin sister Lucinda Hansen.

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  1. So many memories of your mom, dad, Don, Shirley, and my mom and dad getting together! They were quite the ‘6 pak’! Imagine what’s going on in heaven now! Mom was telling me some of the crazy things they would do. Thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Shelly (Paulus) and Troy Reicks

  2. So sorry for your loss. Lucille was a special lady and friend. Will miss seeing her at aft on oaks. See looked out for Gerald. With prayers for your families. Larry and Shirley Katcher

  3. We loved visiting with Lucille. Her infectious laugh will always be remembered. She and her family had many fun times and we know great memories. Our sympathy to all. Duane & Pat Lynch

  4. Very sad to hear the news of Lucille’s passing. She was always friendly and cheerful. Always loved talking and emailing with her. Glen, Laura, Jenny Schwickerath

  5. To Lucille’s family; May the memories of her laughter and the good times you all have had help you through this difficult time. I always loved her laugh and her outgoing attitude she had. She will be watching over you all. Prayers to all of you.

  6. All our thoughts and prayers to the Burgart family. May her memories fill your minds during this time. David and Jeanne Roder

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Lucille’s family. We always had a good time Monday night at bingo. That back corner has never been quite the same without Lucille, Flossie, Norma , Junior and Pat. God Bless!!! St. Boniface Bingo Ionia

  8. I will miss Ceil’s big friendly smile and ‘hello!’ What a sweetheart and a wonderful lady. My sympathy to all of you.

  9. My sympathies and thoughts are with all of the family. She was such a sweet lady. Had some very good memories of her when spending time with Betty way back in grade school. May all your special memories always be kept close in your hearts.

  10. Deepest sympathy to all of your family. Ceil will be missed by many people. Keep your memories close it will help at this difficult time. Prayers to all off you.

  11. My sympathy & prayers are with all of the family. She always had a very positive way of looking at things and a kind word. She was truly a very special Lady and will be missed by all.

  12. Loved meeting her in the halls of Colonial Manor on her way to activities, always knew everyone by name. I will miss her a lot. Pat Sir

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