Obit: Burss, Delbert E. (1894 – 1971)


Surnames: Burss, Olson, Strugala, Lewin, Hedler, Vanderhyden, Grendzinski, Barth

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05 Aug 1971

Burss, Delbert E. (15 APR 1894 – 13 JUL 1971)

Delbert E. Burss, 77, passed away Tuesday morning, July 13, 1971 t his home. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 o'clock at the thorp Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Robert Olson performed the services, with burial in East Thorp Cemetery.

Military services were performed at the grave side.

He was born April 15, 1894. He has been living in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) most of his life. He retired 15 years ago from farming. He was a Veteran of World War I, a member of Cecil Tormey Post.

On April 15, 1932 he was married to Catherine Strugala.

Surviving besides his widow is one sister, Carrie Burss, of Hannibal, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and six brothers. Pallbearers were Tony, Jack, and Joe Lewin, Frances Hedler, Wilferd Vanderhyden, Ray Grendzinski, and John Barth.

       Delbert Elmer Burss age 18



William Anderson Burss, 1842–1933

Alberta Rosalia Richard Burss, 1855–1904


Catherine Elizabeth Strugala Burss, 1903–1989


Carrie Burss, 1886–1973

Harrison V. Burss, 1888–1957

Walter Earl Burss, 1892–1956



Photo: Thorp, WI, Machinery Splitting Tank Construction (1913)

Delfert Burss To Laurence Broughton

*Includes a photo of Scotts Bluff, NE ca 1914

**Mentions Herman Friese, George Wagner Floyd Hemmings and ? Schroeder



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