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Robert Burgart

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Robert 'Bob' Burgart age 86, of North Washington, Iowa died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Rev. Brian Delleart celebrating the Mass. Lector for the service will be Brad Laures. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Nancy Babcock, Bonnie Collins, Carol Anderson, Wendy Einck and Denise Ayers. Ann Bennett will be the organist accompanying the Immaculate Conception Men's Choir. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington with Lynn Laures, Brad Laures, Brad Steege, Mike Burgart, Steve Burgart and Stan Burgart serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Catholic Order of Foresters. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 6:30 p.m. scripture service. Bob Burgart was born October 21, 1930, the son of Amos and Hilda (Schluetter) Burgart on the Burgart family farm in North Washington. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington. Bob joined the United States Army in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1955. After the service he worked in Chicago for Hotpoint Appliance before moving back to the area and purchasing Town Talk Caf in New Hampton. He owned and operated the caf for many years before selling the business and working for New Hampton High School as a custodian. Bob retired in the late 1980’s. Bob truly enjoyed the outdoors; he loved to hunt and fish. You could often find him on the Mississippi fishing for northern or walleye, or even locally catching fish on the Wapsie. Bob also enjoyed their family bean bag tournaments. He was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Paul Johann Alta Vista V.F.W. Post #4069. Bob enjoyed gardening and canning, especially making jelly and horseradish. Bob is survived by one sister, Madonna Laures of New Hampton, IA; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gerald (Rita) Burgart; one sister, Darlene (John) McGowan; two nephews, Dennis McGowan and Timothy Laures.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Robert “Bob” Burgart

  2. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends…..memories go way, way back! From the Town Talk, to my dad’s poker parties, to seeing him doing his military duties at friends funerals, to seeing him at school and hearing ‘Bible Bob’ stories from Weigel, to hearing stories from Wilma, I could go on and on….and I know losing a cherished bachelor uncle is like losing another piece of a dad….my favorite memory is that every time I would see him I would say ‘you get better looking every time I see you’ and he would laugh and laugh….I would tell him he was supposed to say that back to me…..and he would laugh and laugh some more….rest in peace Bob, and enjoy your reunion with old North Washington friends at Heavan’s Gate!!!!

  3. Dear MaDonna Family, In Sympathy the stories of our lives are written moment by moment – In how we’re loved, In the day -to-day things We’ve shhared, And in the many ways We’ve touched Each other’s hearts. May all that you shared bring you peace in your time of sadness. Gloria Parks, Brenda Parks( Rick Kobliska)

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. He would always smile and wink at us as he passed by after communion in church. We will miss seeing his friendly face. RIP Bob

  5. ‘Big Bob’ was always such a great neighbor and one heck of an outdoorsman!! My condolences to the family and Bob will be missed.

  6. My deepest sympathy to you Madonna, Brad, Lynn family & The Burgart family’s. Bob was a wonderful person and brother to you Madonna. God Bless!

  7. I always loved to hear his stories,and he had a lot of them,he had a nack for making them very interesting. R.I.P. Your friend and neighbor, Dennis and Rosemary

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Madonna, Lynn, Brad, & all the Burgart family. What a kind person who leaves many fond memories. Wish we could be there for the services. Take Care!

  9. Our deepest sympathy to the family of big Bob! Loved visiting and listening to his stories! Ron and Darla Carpenter

  10. Rest in Peace ‘Bible Bob’ as Terry and I call called him. Wags would come home from work and say, Bob told him this or that and then I would say, really and Wags would say yup Bob tells the truth! Later, Bible Bob

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