Alfred T. Burbach, age 69 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska after a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. in Hartington with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-8:00 PM with a vigil service at 7:00 PM at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE. Visitation will continue 1 hour prior to services on Friday at Holy Trinity church.
Pallbearers are Ryan Flink, Jason Flink, Jared Burbach, Anthony Burbach, Brooks Burbach, and Jim Steffen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred's brothers, Lee, Bob, Mike & Pat, and sister Geralyn.
Alfred was born on November 9th 1945 to Gerald and Mary Sylvia (Lammers) Burbach in Yankton, SD
Alfred graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1964. He farmed in the Hartington-Coleridge areas. He did custom work for many area farmers. When this wasn't enough, Alfred took combines and went to Oklahoma and Kansas to harvest wheat. After several years of this, Alfred sold out his farming and purchased the Crofton Elevator where they took in grain and processed and delivered feed to area farmers.
Later Alfred sold the Crofton Elevator and went into a used car dealership. He also owned and operated Dan's Lounge in Crofton Nebr. That was about the time he met his future wife Suzette Howard, they were married in April 1981 soon after that was born their son Jed. Later they were divorced and Alfred went into driving and owning over the road trucks. As he grew in age he sold the trucks and just drove school bus until his illness in April 2014.
Alfred was a member of Holy Trinity Church and the Knights of Columbus, both in Hartington, NE.
Alfred will be remembered for always trying to help someone out with something; also for his love of his grandchildren; Brooke and Braxton and his love for his puppies, Riley and Roxy. Survivors include His son, Jed and his wife Ashly of Norfolk, Nebraska two grandchildren Brooke and Braxton. Four brothers Leroy of Coleridge, Bob of Vermillion SD Mike and wife Kathy of Norfolk, Pat and wife Donna of Hartington, and one sister Geralyn and husband Rod Flink of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews and friend Julie VanDyke.
He was preceded in death by his parents and former wife Suzette.
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So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time
Rod and Joni Isom and family
We are thinking of your family. May you be blessed with comfort knowing Al has taken the journey Christ has prepared for him. You will be in our prayers.
Loren & Bonnie Isom and family
We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Keep in your heart the special memories that will forever be with you. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Prayerfully.
Steve and Lynette Hansen
Sorry to hear of the death of Al. We are in Texas and was shocked of this news. Visited with Al before Christmas and seemed in good spirits considering what he had been going thru. May the Lord bless all of you. Our prayers are with you.
Ron & Sue Sandvig
Sorry to hear of Al's death. our thoughts and prayers Are with you all at this time.
Mike & Teri Burnham
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you now.
Iam sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I knew your folks for many years, they were always willing to help someone in need. I still think of your mother often, she helped me so very much. You and your family are in my prayers Jed, God Bless.
Sheryl Fox McLochlin, Indiana
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